Data Visualization Presidential Inaugurations

Published on January 25th, 2017 | by Joshua New


Visualizing the Differences Between Inaugural Addresses

Google News Lab and data visualization firm Tulp Interactive have created a series of data visualizations called “Inaugurate” that breaks down the inaugural speeches of 12 presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, and compares their length, subject matter, emotions, and other factors. In the “society” comparison, for example, users can see how frequently different presidents mentioned terms such as “wealth,” “crime,” and “common good,” and in each visualization, users can compare the search popularity of different significant terms in each speech.

Take a look.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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