IRIN: Hurricane versus Monsoon

IRIN's Ben Parker created this great set of infographics tracing American and international media coverage of Hurricane Harvey in the US versus monsoon flooding, illustrating in stark detail once again global agenda setting in the media. Read The Full Article.

GDELT 2.0 APIs Reach 20 Million Queries!

In just the the two short months since the GDELT DOC 2.0 API and GDELT GEO 2.0 API debuted, they have been used more than 20 million times! What an incredible milestone for our newest GDELT tools and we're tremendously excited to see what the coming months bring!

Alex Bresler's Introduction to Programming with gdeltr2

Alex Bresler, the creator of the fantastic "gdeltr2" package, has put together this powerful tutorial that walks through how to use gdeltr2 to perform a variety of tasks using GDELT's various datasets and APIs! Read The Full Tutorial.

Internet Archive Blog: Trump Eclipses Sun On TV

The Internet Archive's latest blog post uses the Television Explorer to show that, at least on American television news, Trump received 4-8 times the coverage of the first-in-a-century eclipse last week. Read The Full Post.

"Gallery Mode" Now Available in DOC 2.0 API

We're incredibly excited to announce today the release of our new "Gallery Mode" for the GDELT DOC 2.0 API,which allows you to create "high design" magazine-style layouts of relevant coverage, creating a visually striking summary of global news coverage of your topic. Using the "Justified Gallery" jQuery plugin by Miro Mannino, the result is an […]

Big Data at BBVA Research using GDELT+BigQuery

Tomasa Rodrigo Lopez from BBVA Research presented at Google Next Madrid this past June 8th on how they are using Google's BigQuery platform and GDELT to explore global risk. (Photos below credit BBVA Research). Learn More.

HTTPS Now Available For Selected GDELT APIs And Services

As GDELT's APIs and visualization tools are increasingly being embedded on websites and integrated into online workflows, many of you have run up against the issue that HTTP-based content like GDELT's existing API and visualization endpoints cannot be embedded or loaded into HTTPS websites, resulting in complex integration workflows including local mirroring and proxy upgrading. […]

Internet Archive Blog: North Korea's "Fire and Fury"

Earlier today the Internet Archive used the Television Explorer to examine how the major television networks covered President Trump's "fire and fury" remark regarding North Korea, finding CNN emphasized the statement more than any other national network.     Read More.  

How Minimizing Cyber Risk Can Actually Increase It

As web hosting companies look to help their customers improve their cyber security postures, they need to separate future potential risk from current exploitable vulnerabilities and provide customers with actionable detail rather than opaque risk scores. Read The Full Article.

Kalev Now RealClear Media Fellow

We are tremendously excited to announce today that Kalev is a RealClear Media Fellow! The Editor's Note in his inaugural story lays out his exciting new role using data to reimagine and explore journalism through the eyes of massive data: RCP readers, meet Kalev Leetaru, the newest voice in our growing stable of writers and […]

What Data-Mining TV's Political Coverage Tells Us

Kalev's first piece for RealClear Politics looks back at the last two years of his collaborations with the Internet Archive's Television News Archive to explore how their massive one petabyte archive of more than 2 million hours of television news can be used to understand American political news coverage. Read The Full Article.

How Web Archives Teach Us That Data Doesn't Exist In A Vacuum

As data science has gone mainstream, much of it has focused on blindly asking questions of data without ever stopping to ask the most important question of all: just what is in all of this data we’re studying? Editor's Pick. Read The Full Article.

Is Social Media Really A Public Space?

As politicians increasingly turn to social platforms to communicate with, and sometimes block, their constituents, how might these platforms reshape political discourse and can a private company’s platform truly be a public space? Read The Full Article.

Should Open Access And Open Data Come With Open Ethics?

Despite growing calls for openness in academia from open access to open data, the focus to date has been on the output of research, rather than creating new transparency around the ethics and privacy considerations of the new era of “big data” research. Read The Full Article.

Global Intermedia Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow

Lei Guo and Chris Vargo's latest collaboration, published in the current issue of the Journal of Communication (JOC), explores global intermedia agenda. From the paper's abstract: This study contributes to international news flow literature methodologically, by significantly expanding its scope, and theoretically, by incorporating intermedia agenda-setting theory, through which we reveal how news media in […]