Using GDELT Summary To Track Latent Media Economic Indicators

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:

Other economic indicators and narratives:

Some more complex examples using other GDELT datasets like the GFG: