Nature's Philip Ball writes about Culturomics 2.0. Read the Full Article.
Culturomics 2.0: Forecasting Large-Scale Human Behavior Using Global News Media Tone in Time and Space
Using an archive of 100 million global news articles spanning a quarter-century, a 2.4 petabyte network of 10 billion people, places, and things, and 100 trillion relationships are used to forecast the Arab Spring, pinpoint Bin Laden's location, and visualize human society's evolution. Featured in Nature and covered in media across the world including BBC […]
Kalev spoke at the inaugural workshop debuting NSF's first foray into large flash-memory supercomputing architectures. His presentation "Modeling Global Societal Evolution over a Half-Century: Petascale Humanities Computing" surveyed the current state-of-the-art in data-intensive computing. Learn More About the Workshop.
This online event, hosted by James Simon, Director of the CRL Global Resources Network, on July 13, 2011, surveyed CRL news collections, major news databases, and the challenges of preserving online news and includes a presentation by Kalev Leetaru. Listen to the Audio.
This report provides a vivid glimpse inside the workplaces that produce what – not long ago – we would have called newspapers. As digital news-gathering and production methods proliferate, and as digital avenues for distribution emerge, these workplaces are being transformed in profound ways, with electronic facsimiles and websites (and probably more) overtaking the paper format. […]
This one-hour, two-hour, or half-day shortcourse covers a wide-ranging overview of how the modern organization can make the most from social media. Topics covered include internal collaboration, connecting with customers, recruiting, crowdsourcing of ideas (both internally and from customers), brand and industry mining, customer interaction, corporate intelligence, crisis communication in the social sphere, and advanced […]
International relations scholars have long suspected that popular support for war is structured in part by in-group reactions to out-group threats. Huntington’s (1993, 1996) “clash of civilizations” hypothesis is one of the most controversial and under-tested extensions of this perspective within international relations. Most of the studies to quantitatively test Huntington’s hypothesis have examined the […]
Kalev presented at the Library of Congress' Citizen Journalists and Community News: Archiving for Today and Tomorrow summit on "Global News Analysis: Understanding our World Through News." One of his key recommendations at the meeting, the creation of a uniform archiving system for the blogosphere, has now become a reality thanks to the Internet Archive.
Kalev helped guide the social media and analytics-driven components of WRI's new "Guidelines for Community Engagement in Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport, and Storage Projects.". Read the Full Report.
Featured by ACE's The Presidency, this study traced the changing role of higher education in the national news media over the last half-century and its shift from a newsmaker to a news commentator, suggesting a need for universities to profoundly change the ways in which they interact with the press. Read the Full Study. University […]
Kalev presented at the 2010 Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers Annual Conference on "Social Intelligence: The CIA Approach to Corporate Intelligence."
Postsecondary studies of women in the engineering disciplines tend to treat the issues of recruitment, retention, and density of female students as an overarching metric that affects all institutions equally. Samples of doctoral-granting institutions are often used as proxies to make projections regarding the field as a whole, and it is assumed that institutional gender segregation is largely […]
Kalev's latest study, published in the CIA's journal Studies in Intelligence, is titled "The Scope of FBIS and BBC Open Source Media Coverage 1979-2008" and focuses on the history of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service / Open Source Center and BBC Monitoring / Summary of World Broadcasts. For nearly 70 years, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) monitored […]
The Carbon Capture Report was featured in today's New York Times. See Article.
Kalev presented a number of talks at the First International Crisis Mapping Conference (ICCM2009), held at John Carrol University, including "Automated Event Mining: Approaches and Practices" and "Manual Crisis Mapping (MCM) & Automated Crisis Mapping (ACM): Hand-Coding, Participatory Mapping and Natural Language Processing."
Twice featured by Columbia Journalism Review and covered by a wide range of national press, this study traces the evolution of the Drudge Report 2002-2008, using more than 170,000 snapshots taken every 2 minutes, to uncover what makes the site "tick" and how Drudge finds the stories that will go big tomorrow. The study was […]
Kalev was an invited discussant at the UC Berkeley conference "Soul of the New Machine: Human Rights, Technology, and New Media."
Interview with Que Leer: What will the world of the library look like in 2020? Six experts predict the future
The influential Spanish cultural magazine Que Leer ("What to Read") recently interviewed Kalev for his thoughts on where the future of the book is heading in an article titled What will the world of the library look like in 2020? Six experts predict the future. You can read the full interview below in English, excerpts of which […]
The influential Spanish cultural magazine Que Leer ("What to Read") recently interviewed Kalev for his thoughts on where the future of the book is heading in an article titled "What will the world of the library look like in 2020? Six experts predict the future." You can read the full interview below in English, excerpts of which […]
Featured in the New York Times and international media, this study traced how key White House press releases were constantly revised over several years, illustrating the ease with which critical government documents can be altered in the digital era. New York Times Article. New York Times Editorial. D-Lib Journal Article. Selected Press Coverage: MSNBC's Countdown […]
Featured in Que Leer, the preeminent Spanish cultural magazine, this study was the first to quantitatively compare the Google Books and Open Content Alliance initiatives and uncover a number of unexpected similarities and differences between the projects. Read the Full Study. The study was extensively cited and covered in the popular and academic press. A […]
Kalev spoke at Harvard University's Conflict Early Warning Workshop, focusing on how automated coding of the world's open information streams will lead to a revolution in how we understand, map, and forecast conflict.
Kalev was an invited participant at the 2008 United States Director of National Intelligence Open Source Intelligence Conference.
Just three years into the new millennium, two of the greatest symbols of American capitalism had imploded in a display of corruption and misgovernance. The increasingly internationalized world economy meant the fall of Enron and WorldCom had serious ramifications for foreign investors and markets, and the effects of these events were felt across the globe. As the popular […]