This is a new dataset of news headlines and their frames related to the issue of gun violence in the United States. This Gun Violence Frame Corpus (GVFC) was curated and annotated by journalism and communication experts. The articles in this dataset are drawn from a sample of news articles from a list of 30 top U.S. news websites defined in terms of traffic to the websites; and collected from four time periods over the course of 2018 in order to capture a diversity of articles.
We include in this dataset, headlines of news articles and their annotations, the accompanying images and text- and image-derived features. We also include the codebook protocol, which includes all of the variables for annotations and their definitions that are applied by the annotators.