reddit scraped worldnews dataset
We extract posts from 2012 and 2013 for one popular news community on reddit: r/worldnews. Once we extract all posts, we extract the voting score, number of comments, post title, and news story urls from each post. These news story urls are used to scrape a sample of news articles, including the body text and title text, using a mix of our own code and the Python Goose library. We will filter out any article that is under 100 characters or blocked by a paywall. This reddit data comes from Tan and Lee’s reddit post data set (Tan and Lee 2015) and Hessel et al.’s full comment tree extension to that reddit dataset (Hessel, Tan, and Lee 2016). Both of these data sets are based on a reddit API collection originally done by Jason Baumgartner of pushshift.io. Our newly collected data set of news articles with corresponding reddit engagement statistics is found in this repository.
In this repository, there are two csv files that contain meta data about each reddit news post, including time, url, score, and the number of comments made on the post. Each ID in the csv files will correspond to 3 files in the "Articles and Data" rar file: 1 for the news story title, 1 for the news story body content, and 1 for the reddit post title. All are plain text files.
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Horne, Benjamin D., and Sibel Adali. "The Impact of Crowds on News Engagement: A Reddit Case Study" The 2nd International Workshop on News and Public Opinion at ICWSM (2017).
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