North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) – Search Sentiment over Time

Please see below for an interactive chart highlighting the sentiment in Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) articles from October 2008 to February 2020, just over 85,000 articles. 

Note the spike in reporting in December 2011, the month Kim Jong-il died. To search for specific terms, use the ‘Search Article Text’ box on the chart’s upper-right. Use the slider on the right to adjust dates.

Sentiment data created using MeaningCloud; visualization created using Tableau. N+ is very negative sentiment, N is negative, NEU is neutral, P is positive, and P+ is very positive.