New Research Tool for Visualizing Two Million Hours of Television News

We are immensely excited to announce today the release of a powerful new timeline visualization in collaboration with the Internet Archive's Television News Archive that allows you to visualize American television news coverage of any arbitrary keyword over the last 6 years across more than two million hours totaling 5.7 billion words from 150 stations, […]

How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News

Technology alone cannot solve the fake news problem – only through teaching society to be data and information literate can we improve citizens’ ability to interpret the world around them. Read The Full Article.

ABC News Live Segment On Fake News

Kalev was interviewed for an ABC News Live story on fake news alongside Pierre Thomas, ABC News' senior justice correspondent. View The Full Story.

Why Stopping 'Fake' News Is So Hard

While it sounds technically easy to block “fake” news, the reality is much more complex, as much of “fake” news is actually unorthodox interpretation of available information. Read The Full Article.

VGKG 2.0 Now Includes Full Tag Specifier With Group Family

Based on fantastic feedback we've heard from many of you, today we've released an updated version of the VGKG 2.0 system that now embeds the complete identifier for each metadata tag. Previously only the root tag name was listed, which meant that when a tag existed in multiple metadata specifications or in multiple documents or […]

Charleston Library Opening Keynote

Kalev gave the opening keynote on Friday at the Charleston Conference in the stunning Gaillard Center performance hall in South Carolina, speaking about the evolving role of libraries in the emerging world of data intensive research. Learn More.

World Affairs 2016: 70 Years

Kalev spoke at World Affairs' 70th annual event in San Franciso last week on the evolving world of cyberwarfare and especially the concept of cyber first strike. Learn More.

Has Social Media Killed Free Speech?

Kalev's latest piece explores how the centralization of the web into a handful of social media walled gardens sets a dangerous precedent towards the restriction and potential destruction of free speech online. Read the Full Article.


Linwood Creekmore created this neat Python-based framework that pulls GDELT 1.0 and 2.0 data into Python Pandas and R dataframes using large numbers of parallel requests to the CSV files. Github Page. Pypi Page.