GDELT Summary can be used to understand the topical and narrative structures of the global media in powerful new ways, from tracking mentions of the 2020 Democratic field in the US to how natural disasters are covered around the world.
Economists frequently turn to the media to assess key economic measures, from uncertainty to the sectors and topics receiving the most attention at any given moment and especially how interest in those measures changes over time.
Here is a roundup of some of the brief sketches we've put together over the past week showcasing how GDELT Summary can be used to track global economic health.
Tracking the Economic Uncertainty (EU) measure:
- Tracking Economic Uncertainty Through Television News
- Economic Policy Uncertainty Is Driving Economic Uncertainty In The Era Of Trump
Other economic indicators and narratives:
- Tracking Media And Search Attention To Unemployment
- We're Starting To Talk About A 'Slowdown' Again
- The Four Stages Of TV News Trade Coverage 2009-2019
- We've Stopped Talking About The Banking Sector
- Taxation Is Off The Media Agenda
- We Haven't Talked About Debt Since 2013
- We're Suddenly Talking About A Downturn
- Except For Fox News We're Not Talking About The Economy Anymore
- Inflation Is Back In The News – At Least On Fox News
- We Haven't Mentioned The Deficit Since The Start Of Obama's Second Term
- The Agricultural Sector Is Getting More Attention Since Trump's Election
- How Much Of Brexit Coverage Focuses On The No Deal Scenario?
- We Stopped Talking About Bubbles In March 2018
- We're Starting To Talk About Economists And Chief Economists Again
Some more complex examples using other GDELT datasets like the GFG: