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TV News Kitchen

Welcome to our new and expanding TV News Kitchen! This is where we are starting to gather data and experiments based on the TV News Archive, our public collection of archived 1.4 million recent TV news shows. 

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The TV News Archive 's Third Eye project captures the chyrons –or narrative text–that appear on the lower third of TV news screens and turns them into downloadable data and a Twitter feed for research, journalism, online tools, and other projects. At project launch (September 2017) we are collecting chyrons from BBC News, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC–more than four million collected over just two weeks. Chyrons have public value because: Breaking news often appears on chyrons before TV...
Topics: TV News, television, OCR, chyrons, third eye
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Face-O-Matic was an experimental, public service, developed by the Internet Archive's TV News Archive in collaboration with Matroid . Face-o-Matic tracked the faces of selected high level elected officials on major TV cable news channels: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. First launched as a Slack app in July 2017, the TV News Archive began making the underlying data available to the media, researchers, and the public in September 2017. A new set of Face-o-Matic faces debuted in May 2018 (See...
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Topics: television, face-o-matic, AI, TV News Archive, face detection