Data for Journalists Chapter Three

Chapter Three

Gathering and Analyzing Text and Social Media

Here are exercises for this chapter and links to resources for effective searches and analysis of social media and text.

  • Exercises

1. Make a Word Cloud of a government official’s speech. One software to try is where you can copy speech into the software.

2. Pick a set of documents to look at in

Use the analyze tool to see entities and the timeline within the documents.

3. Pick a public official and use the search tools in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to search for postings related to that official.

4. Bookmark as an instructional site to consult routinely.


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