Collection 1: U.S. News Media, c. 1989-2019

(WE1S core collection of articles mentioning “humanities”)

A collection of word-frequency and other data representing 82,324 unique articles mentioning “humanities” (no duplicate or close-variant documents) published mostly during 1989-2019 in 850 U.S. news sources and their associated blogs. (About 5,000 articles originate from earlier in the 1980s.) The word “humanities” occurs 134,948 times in the collection. WE1S and other researchers use this data to look for broad patterns and to help guide closer study.

The top 20 news sources in Collection 1 (ordered by number of articles in descending order) are: New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Chicago Tribune, News Day, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, St Louis Post Dispatch, Oregonian, Dallas Morning News, Stanford Daily (Stanford University), Advocate (Baton Rouge), Birmingham News, Star Ledger (Newark), Knoxville News Sentinel, Chicago Daily Herald, Providence Journal, Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), Charlotte Observer. (Full sources and counts are available as a csv file in the Collection dataset.)

Kinds of Sources (by Tags)

Sources in Collection 1 are tagged (through metadata) as associated with categories that include those listed on the Metadata Tags for WE1S Document Sources page. (Sources are assigned to categories based solely on explicit publication information and/or self-identification.)

(See also a visualization in an experimental "GeoD" interface created by WE1S researchers of a version of Collection 1 enhanced though "wikification" to create a topic model that includes geotagged and named entity tokens. See GeoD in the WE1S Topic Model Observatory Guide.)

Suggested Citation for Collection

WhatEvery1Says (WE1S) Project. (June 20, 2019). Collection 1: U.S. News Media, c. 1989-2019 (WE1S core collection of articles mentioning “humanities”). Zenodo. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.4902187.

Collection Metadata

Topic Models of This Collection

Model Family 1 (created June 20, 2019): models for 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 topics

Visualizations for this model family.
(Click on radio buttons to open the interactive visualizations. See Topic Model Observatory Guide for how-to for visualization interfaces.)

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This start page for the collection last revised: June 1, 2021