Yesterday, the folks at Internet Archive launched a robust online collection of more than 340,000 TV news programs from the past three years. The service, aptly called, TV News Search Borrow is awesome for a number of reasons.
First, it is easy to find relevant news coverage on a specific topic. The search digs through caption information provided by the networks and ranks your results. This is a huge improvement over the tools currently out there for video producers to find news coverage.
(language studies from the person who did the frequency analysis for Downtown Abbey)
For more than three decades, veteran music journalist Pete Frame has specialized in creating fantastic Rock Family Trees that map relationships between musicians and bands. In the comments on my post yesterday about our Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, commenter Preston Sruges pointed us to Frame’s family tree of New York New Wave, featuring the likes of Blondie, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, and The Ramones.
A visual map of one hour in front of the TV.
The shift from TV to online video viewing, in an infographic