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New Research Tool for Visualizing Two Million Hours of Television News

“Today the Internet Archive announces a new interactive timeline visualization–the Television Explorer–that lets you trace how any keyword–think “emails”, “tax returns”, “alt-right”–has been covered on U.S. television news over the past half-decade. Over the past year and a half, the GDELT Project and the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive have worked closely together to visualize how U.S. television news has covered the contentious 2016 political campaign.” (via Internet Archive Blogs)

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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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