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) English-language articles from October 2008 to February 2020, just over 85,000 articles. For those interested in downloading the entire database (or a Korean-language dataset), please visit our dataverse.

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.