helping journalists cover social media in the presidential campaign

About the Project

Illuminating is a computational journalism project that empowers journalists covering US political campaigns.

Our goal is to help journalists by providing a usable yet comprehensive summary of the content and character of campaign communication online that goes beyond counting likes or retweets. Illuminating provides an interactive database that allows for easy and quick tracking of what candidates are saying on social media through their free campaign accounts on Facebook and Twitter and their paid ads on Facebook and Instagram.