Exploring Machine Learning at the TV News Archive

The Internet Archive’s TV News Archive opens new avenues for journalists, scholars and citizens to track and evaluate political news. This database, developed with support from the Rita Allen Foundation and others, includes more than 1 million TV segments and thousands of linked fact-checks. A new grant will enable the Archive, in partnership with machine learning experts, to enhance its capabilities for transcription, speaker and topic identification, and more—making its collection more useful for research and data analysis.