Live Data: Which are the most popular news stories across Europe today?
Based on the live data from the Europe Media Monitor (EMM), the infographic below illustrates in the five languages of the European Data News Hub which topics Europe’s journalists picked up and wrote about in the past hours. The EDNH News Monitor is the first embed on our platform with automatic updates. As with all the other embeds on the EDNH, you’re welcome to use it on your website. Please visit our FAQs for more details about our usage guidelines.

What does the infographic show?
It shows a headline for the top three news topics in each of the languages of the project, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Behind each headline, there is little graphic that represents the number of new stories on that topic found in the last hours. The data is updated every 10 minutes.
How are the top news topics ranked?
Topics are sorted according to the number of new stories about this topic found on the web in the last four hours. If you click on a headline, a detailed page about the topic will be opened. You can see the underlying data, the stories found and a larger version of the graphic on the website of the Europe Media Monitor.

How do you find the news topics?
The heavy lifting is done by the researchers at the EU’s Joint Research Center. They collect headlines from over 7000 media websites, retrieving and processesing around 300 000 new news articles per day for the Europe Media Monitor. These articles are categorized and clustered into topics. You can find more information about the methodology in the research paper “Observing Trends in Automated Multilingual Media” (PDF, 2015), and more information about related work in this newsletter (PDF, 2016).

When is the infographic updated?
The underlying data is updated approximately every 10 minutes, and the infographic follows this rhythm.