GESI and CSOs Media Data Harvest: Enhancing Understanding and Advocacy
- Data Collection: Efficiently scrape relevant content from social media and public newspapers.
- Database Creation: Develop a structured database for storing and organizing the scraped content.
- Data Analysis: Facilitate in-depth analysis of the media portrayal of GESI and CSOs.
- Insights & Recommendations: Provide insights and recommendations for improving media representation of these crucial topics.
- Task 1: Conduct an Ideathon workshop to identify and finalize relevant keywords and phrases related to GESI and CSOs.
- Task 2: Develop a basic framework for the web scraping tool.
- Deliverables: List of keywords/phrases, framework design for the scraping tool.
- Task 1: Begin the development of the web scraping tool, focusing on social media platforms.
- Task 2: Conduct initial tests and refine the scraping tool based on feedback.
- Deliverables: Functional prototype of the scraping tool for social media.
- Task 1: Expand the scraping tool to include public newspapers.
- Task 2: Start developing the database structure for storing and organizing the collected data.
- Deliverables: Updated scraping tool with newspaper capability, and initial database structure.
- Task 1: Finalise the web scraping tool and commence full-scale data collection.
- Task 2: Refine and finalise the database for efficient data storage and retrieval.
- Deliverables: Completed web scraping tool, fully operational database.
- Understanding of the complexities in media portrayal of GESI and CSOs.
- Skills in web scraping and data collection from diverse digital platforms.
- Experience in creating and managing large databases for research purposes.
- Insights into how data analysis can drive positive social change.
Additional benefits for the team
1. Cultural Immersion: By studying Salvadoran media, team members get a deeper understanding of Salvadoran society and culture.
2. Technical Skills: Enhance technical abilities in web scraping, data storage, and preliminary data analysis.
3. Networking: Collaboration on such a community-driven project often leads to connections with local stakeholders, NGOs, and other entities vested in Salvadoran development.
4. Social Impact: Contributing to a project that uplifts the narratives of marginalized groups can be a deeply fulfilling experience, enriching team members personally and professionally.
5. Research Foundation: The aggregated data can serve as a valuable foundation for future projects, publications, or academic endeavors focused on media studies in Central America.