Mapping the Geography of American Television News

This collaboration with the Internet Archive's Television News Archive is exploring the geography of American television news using the Archive's collection of more than a half-million hours of television totalling 1PB of video and nearly 3 billion words of closed captioning. The largest study of television news ever conducted, this project is applying whole-corpus analysis to entire archive piloting a new computational model that combines a virtual machine physically located at the Internet Archive with new technological and methodological workflows. An early preview of this research debuted at the Internet Archive's October 24th gala in San Francisco. Read the Atlantic article for more detail.

See the Announcement.