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 […]

VGKG 2.0 Now Available In Partitioned BigQuery Table

As the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) has grown to just over 287 million images totaling 3.2TB of JSON data, BigQuery is one of the few ways of working with the full dataset, but you can quickly exceed your monthly BigQuery quota due to the table's immense size. To address this, we have rolled […]

GDELT DOC 2.0 API Debuts!

We are incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new GDELT 2.0 DOC API, which is our full text search API. A year and a half after the unveiling of our first full text search API on Christmas Day 2015, our new 2.0 API builds upon all of the lessons we've learned from […]

Trump's Tweeting And Government Records In The Digital Era

Stream-of-consciousness live tweeting by our political leaders offers us a unique humanized look at our elected leaders, but also gives rise to profound questions about the preservation of digital records dating back at least to the Bush administration. Read The Full Article.

When Facebook Censors Journalists

As Facebook increasing role as global editor-in-chief expands to censoring journalists, what might the future of the fourth estate look like as Facebook becomes the gateway and moderator of all the world’s news? Read The Full Article.