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This article considers the methodological implications of using digital
newspaper archives for media analysis. The discussion identifies a
range of validity and reliability concerns about this increasingly
prevalent mode of analysis, which have been under-appreciated to
date. Although these questions do not deny any role for the use of
proxy data in media analysis, they do highlight the need for caution
when researchers rely on text-based, digitalized archives.