Bubblielines visualization of the South corpus.

Selling the South in Delta’s Sky Magazine

September 30, 2019 admin 0

Working with Cayton Moore, a MA student the University of Oklahoma, we have a new article out in the fall 2019 issue of Southeastern Geographer. Using Voyant Tools to examine a corpus of twenty city profiles from Sky (totaling nearly 140,000 words), our focus was on how the South was […]

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Jokes and Geopolitics at Curiosity Fest

October 19, 2018 admin 0

I will be presenting work on late-night comedy and geopolitics done by with a former OU Geography and Env. Sustainability major (Taylor Hatchett) Saturday afternoon at the Oklahoma Humanities’ Curiosity Fest.   Why would anyone do this? It sounds like like an invitation to do what E.B. White said would kill both […]

Delta Sky Magazine – City Profiles of the South

June 18, 2018 admin 0

Geographers have studied the sense of place that is sold to a variety of consumers. Jacqueline Burgess (1982) took a look at environmental images sold to executives in order to make an area more attractive to investment, arguing that these place images mattered. Douglas Fleming and Richard Roth also explored […]

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Academic Tech Expo at OU – 2017

January 14, 2017 admin 0

My talk with Ms. Diana Derry on the introduction of digital humanities tools, namely ArcView Storymaps and Voyant Tools text analysis, into Human Geography, GEOG 1103, was presented at the OU Academic Tex Expo this afternoon. The PDF can be found here. Despite the low turnout, we garnered some feedback […]

Text Analysis and Place Promotion for GEOG 1103

January 10, 2017 admin 0

I am looking at some data from Delta’s Sky Magazine and the City Profiles and how the section promotes cities, states and regions. Here I am comparing Columbia, South Carolina’s insert with the set of articles discussing the state of Kansas. Document 1 is the Columbia document and unsurprisingly, there are […]

October 24, 2016 admin 0

Congratulations to Mr. Alex Shaffer, one of my undergraduate research assistants, who is working buidling text analysis of weather and climate issues into several classes.  His preliminary work on a 3,000+ article corpus of newspaper coverage of drought in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas landed him first place […]

Newspaper Coverage of the 2010-2014 Drought – SEATAG at SWAAG 2016

October 19, 2016 admin 0

Alex Shaffer’s work on use KHCoder to analyze over 3000 articles and letters to the editor from 12 newspapers in the South Central Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley will be presented at the Southwest American Association of Geographers (SWAAG) meeting in Denton, Texas. His poster uses a dataset of newspaper […]

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Brexit Coverage was Heavily Pro-Brexit

September 27, 2016 admin 0

Perhaps not a surprise given the outcome, but a researcher at the Reuters Institute notes that the media coverage of the run up to the Brexit vote was primarily on individuals, not the issues at hand. As Dr. David Levy indicates, “The research reveals a picture of highly polarised press […]

Text Analysis in the Intro Human Geography Course

August 16, 2016 admin 0

Flying more than ever, I have become familiar with Delta Airline’s Sky magazine. Clearly catering to people with far more disposable income than I have lying around (Seriously, monogrammed shirts? Executive dating services?) I have enjoyed reading the various City Profiles tucked in the publication. It takes me back to […]

Undergraduate Research Assistantships

July 11, 2016 admin 0

I am embarking on a project to create a digital repository of World Regional Geography textbooks for OU DGES undergraduates to work on for Capstone projects. The goal is to gather and digitize World Regional Geography textbooks from World War II to the present-day. With this we will create guides […]