Discuss the role of the media in the stock market. Does media output
predict, reflect, or affect stock prices?
Guidance: For an introduction to the topic, please see the references below. Then
use Google Scholar to identify more recent papers and build up a broad picture of our
current understanding of the role of the media in the stock market. You can focus on
traditional print media, social media, or both. Your work should touch on some of the
methodological issues that researchers face in quantifying sentiment/information from
textual data. You should also be able to comment on what these findings tell us about
the effect of limited investor attention and sentiment on asset prices.
Please refer to the UEA Senate Scale for guidance on the level of scholarship required
for each grade classification.
Word Limit: 1500 words (excluding references)
• Tetlock, P., C., (2007). Giving Content to Investor Sentiment: The Role of Media
in the Stock Market. Journal of Finance, 62, 1139-1168.
• Tetlock, P., C., (2011). All the News That’s Fit to Reprint: Do Investors React
to Stale Information? Review of Financial Studies, 24, 1481-1512.
• Chen, H., De, P., Hu, Y., Hwang, B., H., (2014). Wisdom of Crowds: The Value of
Stock Opinions Transmitted Through Social Media. Review of Financial Studies,
Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Writing from scratch
Pages / words: 5 / 1400
Number of sources: 2
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English
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