Upon getting to work and trying to follow our schedule, we have realized that we planned to have too many things due in a very short period of time. We are in the process of adjusting the schedule and replanning what needs to be done. However, the three of us have been working on a few different tasks during the break.
Clare has been working on a draft of the close reading. Her rough draft includes an introduction, analysis of Arkansas, discussion of the advantages of the digital, and conclusion. The analysis of Arkansas will act as a prototype of what she plans to do with the conclusions she is reaching about Mississippi and Texas, although her data collection requires more time than previously realized. She plans on diversifying advertisement examples, as her current examples are from a few select years. We will discuss suggestions for the progress of the essay with Dr. McDaniel.
Aaron wrote a python script called placetagger.py that tags locations in each advertisement. He ran the cleaned advertisements