Zeit Online has created a series of data visualizations illustrating how debate and the topics discussed in the German parliament have changed since 1949. For example, speakers have increasingly used “we” instead of “I” since 1975. In addition, speakers have discussed globalization less and less since 2016. Users can also search for terms that interest them to visualize how often speakers have used the terms since 1949.
Visualizing Speeches Made in the German Parliament
Michael McLaughlin is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
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