Learn how the Internet Archive's television news research service repurposes closed captioning to facilitate searching, comparing, contrasting and quoting 500,000+ U.S. television news broadcasts aired in the last 4+ years. Find out how journalists and other researchers are being assisted in exploring this unique TV dataset. The collection has been recently used to analyze the media landscape in the battle for defining the Trayvon Martin story, map the world TV news covers and model responsible stewardship of content created by others.
Targeting select 2014 Congressional election battleground districts, we are working to create a digital research archive of all election-related media, including political ads joined with FCC-required TV station reports on who paid how much for each. Learn about potentials for collaborating in creating and using this election media accountability, financing transparency and voter resource library.