North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Top Topics Oct 2008 – Feb 2020

Please see below for an interactive chart highlighting the top topics in KCNA articles from 1 October 2008 to 27 February 2020. The most popular topics during the time period are at the top; least popular at the bottom.

To select specific terms and dates, please use the the slider on the right to adjust dates and the table below it to select terms. Note the popularity of the Demise topic, the spike in attention to Kim Jong-il and Tribute in 2012, and that Korean Women Sports is more popular than men’s sports. Mouse over the graphs for additional details.

The default setting is all topics for the entire time period. Topic popularity determined by related keyword frequency throughout all 85,000 plus articles scraped. Topic data created using WordStat 8; visualization created using Tableau.

To search the dataset for terms NOT listed here, please visit our KCNA database page.