This is fun! The GIF animates a scatter plot of market cap versus media coverage for the members of the S&P 500.

What the visual underscores is that the largest companies (Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Tesla) float near the regression line.

That means that the volume of news coverage they receive is largely correlated to their market size.

It makes intuitive sense, but it’s exciting that news analytics allows us to illustrate and quantify the relationship.

As a bonus, you can see how news sentiment fluctuates as the dots swing from green (positive) to red (negative.)

H/T to Michael McDonough for the visualization.