North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun – Sentiment over Time

Please see below for an interactive chart highlighting the sentiment in Rodong Sinmun articles from January 2018 to December 2019, just over 7,100 articles.

Enter search terms using Search Article Text; use the slider on the right to adjust dates. Note the spike in positive sentiment associated with the September 2018 summit meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. A similar spike in April 2018 likely also reflects a meeting that month between the two leaders. Aside from a minor spike in February 2019, U.S. – North Korean summits appear to generate much less positive sentiment.

Sentiment and topics based on all 7,100 documents found. Topic and 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.