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Inaugural Words – 1789 to the Present

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Comparing word frequencies and word use of presidential inauguration addresses in an interactive chart.

Famous speeches

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A collection of famous speeches by Presidents and Prime Ministers.

Center for Media and Public Affairs

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The CMPA is a research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media using content analytical methods. Contains reports on studies about elections, political humour, science and health reporting, and entertainment as well as an archive of Media Monitor, the bi-monthly publication of the CMPA.

PoliTxt

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A digital archive of political texts compiled by Kenneth Janda, containing inaugural addresses of U.S. presidents, predidential state of union addresses, television debates between presidential candidates and material on US parties platforms.

Kansas Event Data System (KEDS)

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Uses automated coding of English-language news reports to generate political event data. Includes an introduction to the project, a beginner’s guide, software and data sets as well as a list of publications and papers.

Dream Content and Political Ideology

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The article by Kelly Bulkeley from the journal Dreaming compares dream reports from subjects who identified themselves as members of the political right and the political left respectively. Hall and Van de Castle content analysis categories are used.

Wonkosphere

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Presents a regularly updated content analysis of what is said in weblogs about the 2008 Presidential Election candidates.

British Election Study 2001/02

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As part of the study the press coverage of the 2001 election campaign has been analyzed. The initial release versions of the various datasets are available for downloading as is a document presenting some selected results.

The Gulf War as a Mental Disorder? A Statistical Test of DeMause’s Hypothesis

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Editorial cartoons published from 1989 to 1991 were analyzed in order to test the that United States participation in the Gulf War was the result of a temporary mental disorder. Article from 1993 by Ted Goertzel.

The Invisible Primary – Invisible No Longer: A First Look at Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Campaign

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Analyzes coverage of the candidates in election-campaign stories from January to May 2007 and reports on figures, tones, triggers and impact of the stories.
Joint report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Plitics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. [PDF]

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