Category Archives: Television Archive

TV news highlights: overtime pay, Middle East, murder rate and more

by Katie Dahl President Donald Trump addressed Congress for the first time this week and the Democratic National Committee elected a new chair, Thomas Perez. Here are five claims our fact-checking partners examined this week, paired with corresponding clips from the Trump Archive … Continue reading

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How to Use the Trump Archive to find TV news appearances, fact checks, and share clips

by Katie Dahl The experimental Trump Archive, which we launched in January, is a collection of President Donald Trump’s appearances on TV news shows, including interviews, speeches, and press conferences dating back to 2009. Now largely hand-curated, the Trump Archive is a prototype … Continue reading

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TV news highlights with fact checks

By Nancy Watzman and Katie Dahl Last week, our national fact checking partners concentrated on two events featuring President Donald Trump: a press conference on February 16, and his rally in Melbourne, Florida on February 18. The Conservative Political Action … Continue reading

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The tech powering the Political TV Ad Archive

Ever wonder how we built the Political TV Ad Archive? This post explains what happens back stage — how we are using advanced technology to generate the counts for how many times a particular ad has aired on television, where, … Continue reading

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As Democratic candidates debate, Internet Archive will be gathering data

When Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders take the podium tonight along with other contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, their debate will be televised. The Television Archive will be tracking the news coverage surrounding the debate, viewable and … Continue reading

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Who’s Really Winning the Media Wars in the 2016 Campaign?

When it comes to media coverage, it seems as if Donald Trump is “trumping” all his rivals, Republicans and Democrats alike.  But is that true?  And how does it vary by print, digital and television media?  Using the Internet Archive’s … Continue reading

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2016 Political TV Ad Tracker: with Analysis & Fact-checking Citizens Can Trust

The Internet Archive is honored to receive today a Knight News Challenge grant to support our collaborative efforts to help citizens make sound decisions in the 2016 U.S. elections; for the best interests of themselves, their communities and future generations. Experts are predicting … Continue reading

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Tracking Politics on Television: Campaign Advertising and the State of the Union Going Viral

Today the GDELT Project and the Internet Archive debut two exciting new interactive visualizations of the TV News Archive, one tracing the flow of money through campaign advertising in Philadelphia in the 2014 election cycle, and the other introducing a … Continue reading

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Political Ads Win Over News 45 to 1 in Philly TV News 2014

[press: Columbia Journalism Review, USA Today, BloombergPolitics, Washington Post] Study finds 842 minutes of political Ads compared to 18.7 minutes of political news stories in large sample of Philadelphia TV news programs archived by the Internet Archive in a joint … Continue reading

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Announcing: A Brave New Feature for TV News V2.1

The new TV News Archive, launched just over one month ago, was updated today with the addition of a super new feature: Search Inside shows. It sounds simple enough for those familiar with the ubiquitous keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F…but it turns … Continue reading

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