Tag Archives: Television

Mapping 400,000 Hours of U.S. TV News

“We are excited to unveil a couple experimental data-driven visualizations that literally map 400,000 hours of U.S. television news. One of our collaborating scholars, Kalev Leetaru, applied “fulltext geocoding” software to our entire television news research service collection. The CartoDB interactive mapping environment presents the algorithm’s best guesses for mentions of place names in the closed captioning of every news broadcast.” (via Internet Archive)

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A Dream to Preserve TV News, on the Road to Realization… with Your Help

“We are about to receive a remarkable private collection of video taped U.S. television news that spans 35 years.  We welcome contributions of TV news recorded before the year 2001 to help broaden our research library. Marion Marguerite Stokes, a librarian, social justice advocate and TV interview program host, believed that it was vital to preserve television news.” (via Internet Archive Blogs)

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Clips of history, a click away

Boston Globe – “Digital library project will place 40 hours of Hub TV newscasts from 1959-2000 at your fingertips.”

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