futurejournalismproject:

Mapping 400,000 Hours of US TV News
Via the Internet Archive:

We are excited to unveil a couple experimental data-driven visualizations that literally map 400,000 hours of U.S. television news. One of our collaborating scholars, Kalev Leetaru, applied “fulltext geocoding” software to our entire television news research service collection. These algorithms scan the closed captioning of each broadcast looking for any mention of a location anywhere in the world, disambiguate them using the surrounding discussion (Springfield, Illinois vs Springfield, Massachusetts), and ultimately map each location. The resulting CartoDB visualizations provide what we believe is one of the first large-scale glimpses of the geography of American television news, beginning to reveal which areas receive outsized attention and which are neglected….
…What you see here represents our very first experiment with revealing the geography of television news and required bringing together a bunch of cutting-edge technologies that are still very much active areas of research. While there is still lots of work to be done, we think this represents a tremendously exciting prototype for new ways of interacting with the world’s information by organizing it geographically and putting it on a map where it belongs!

There are two ways to explore the visualization: one is to watch news mentions of different places in the world each day, the other is to select a TV station and time window and see what it reported on.
Related: This former librarian single-handedly taped 35 years of TV news. This one’s well worth the read. Marion Stokes recorded Philadelphia news stations from 1977 - 2012, and a batch of the 140,000 VHS tapes she produced is being digitized by The Internet Archive.
Image: Screenshot, TV News Archive, via the Internet Archive. Select to embiggen.

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futurejournalismproject:

Mapping 400,000 Hours of US TV News

Via the Internet Archive:

We are excited to unveil a couple experimental data-driven visualizations that literally map 400,000 hours of U.S. television news. One of our collaborating scholars, Kalev Leetaru, applied “fulltext geocoding” software to our entire television news research service collection. These algorithms scan the closed captioning of each broadcast looking for any mention of a location anywhere in the world, disambiguate them using the surrounding discussion (Springfield, Illinois vs Springfield, Massachusetts), and ultimately map each location. The resulting CartoDB visualizations provide what we believe is one of the first large-scale glimpses of the geography of American television news, beginning to reveal which areas receive outsized attention and which are neglected….

…What you see here represents our very first experiment with revealing the geography of television news and required bringing together a bunch of cutting-edge technologies that are still very much active areas of research. While there is still lots of work to be done, we think this represents a tremendously exciting prototype for new ways of interacting with the world’s information by organizing it geographically and putting it on a map where it belongs!

There are two ways to explore the visualization: one is to watch news mentions of different places in the world each day, the other is to select a TV station and time window and see what it reported on.

Related: This former librarian single-handedly taped 35 years of TV news. This one’s well worth the read. Marion Stokes recorded Philadelphia news stations from 1977 - 2012, and a batch of the 140,000 VHS tapes she produced is being digitized by The Internet Archive.

Image: Screenshot, TV News Archive, via the Internet Archive. Select to embiggen.

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futurejournalismproject:

Uncensored Instagram Photos from North Korea
via Just Something:

David Guttenfelder is the Associated Press Chief Photographer for Asia, almost a legend in photojournalism. He’s been traveling the world for the most part of his life documenting events like the genocide in Rwanda, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, three different Olympic games and many other historical events. He is a seven-time World Press Award winner and has gained various other awards during his brilliant career.
He’s recently been documenting North Korea and since their authorities loosened a bit their restrict policies about photojournalism he’s been one of the first photographers allowed to bring a smartphone inside the country. A 3G network is now available for visitors, so he’s been able to take pictures with his camera phone on the streets of Pyongyang like he could have done in any other part of the world and for the first time he had the chance to upload them on Instagram while still in the country, marking a milestone in the history of photojournalism.
The event is momentous and thanks to David we can now watch for the first time ever some uncensored real life moments directly from North Korea. In the following gallery you will see our favorites among the pictures he took there.

Check them all out here.
Image: Students at a concert (via David Guttenfelder on Instagram).

NK kotre

futurejournalismproject:

Uncensored Instagram Photos from North Korea

via Just Something:

David Guttenfelder is the Associated Press Chief Photographer for Asia, almost a legend in photojournalism. He’s been traveling the world for the most part of his life documenting events like the genocide in Rwanda, the Israeli Palestinian conflict, three different Olympic games and many other historical events. He is a seven-time World Press Award winner and has gained various other awards during his brilliant career.

He’s recently been documenting North Korea and since their authorities loosened a bit their restrict policies about photojournalism he’s been one of the first photographers allowed to bring a smartphone inside the country. A 3G network is now available for visitors, so he’s been able to take pictures with his camera phone on the streets of Pyongyang like he could have done in any other part of the world and for the first time he had the chance to upload them on Instagram while still in the country, marking a milestone in the history of photojournalism.

The event is momentous and thanks to David we can now watch for the first time ever some uncensored real life moments directly from North Korea. In the following gallery you will see our favorites among the pictures he took there.

Check them all out here.

Image: Students at a concert (via David Guttenfelder on Instagram).

NK kotre

latimes:

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev caught

Police captured the second of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings tonight, after a lengthy pursuit and standoff that left one of the two alleged bombers dead. The second, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been apprehended alive.

Law enforcement circled a Watertown, Mass. home Friday night, pinning down suspected Boston Marathon bomber in a boat housed in the back yard. After being placed in custody, Tsarnaev was rushed to a local hospital for wounds sustained at an unknown point in the search.

Keep an eye on this post for further details.

UPDATE: Massachusetts State Police have told the Times that Tsarnaev is “in serious if not critical condition,” and has lost a lot of blood. He has been rushed to Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center following his capture.

UPDATE 2: President Obama addressed the nation just a few moments ago, heralding the triumphant efforts of law enforcement in pursuing and apprehending Tsarnaev.

“Tonight, our nation is in debt to the people of Boston and the people of Massachusetts.”

Obama conceded that there are still many “unanswered questions” in the case, but remained confident that whatever their motives, those behind the attack “failed, because as Americans, we refuse to be terrorized.”

Photos: CJ Gunther / EPA, Darren McCollester, Jared Wickerham / Getty Images, Google, FBI

fyeaheasterneurope:

Tens of thousands of supporters of opposition parties and the Solidarity trade union gathered in Warsaw, Saturday, to protest against the policies of the centre-right government.

Solidarity spokesman Marek Lewandowski said that the trade union had, alone, bussed in around 30,000 of its supporters to protest, under the slogan ‘Wake up Poland’, against the government’s economic policies and raising the retirement age.

“We will prevail because Poland has woken up,” former prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s largest opposition party, Law and Justice (PiS) told a rally before the demonstration began at noon.

(Source.)

Ha a lengyelek megint megválasztanák Kaczynskit, akkor nagyon sajnálnám a lengyel barátaimat, de azért kicsit melengetné is a szívem, hogy végre visszatérnek a kelet-európai normákhoz: a valósággal minimális kapcsolatban sem álló, ám rettenet hatalomvágyó gyökerek rendszeres hatalomba segítéséhez. 

fyeaheasterneurope:


One month into a customer competition to select the cover for its next catalog, IKEA Russia deleted a picture on its website featuring masked youths wearing Pussy Riot-style balaclavas.
The photograph, taken by a user called Starovoitova from the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, was the most popular in this week’s IKEA photo gallery at the time that the furniture giant deleted it from its site.
As of Sunday morning, the picture of four youths wearing multicolored masks and sitting on IKEA furnishings remained in first place. It has garnered more than 1,400 “likes” so far.
In place of the picture, visitors to IKEA Russia’s site now see a statement that reads “IKEA is a commercial organization that operates independently of politics and religion.”
“We cannot allow our advertising project to be used as a means of propaganda,” the statement continued.

(Moscow Times.)

fyeaheasterneurope:

One month into a customer competition to select the cover for its next catalog, IKEA Russia deleted a picture on its website featuring masked youths wearing Pussy Riot-style balaclavas.

The photograph, taken by a user called Starovoitova from the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, was the most popular in this week’s IKEA photo gallery at the time that the furniture giant deleted it from its site.

As of Sunday morning, the picture of four youths wearing multicolored masks and sitting on IKEA furnishings remained in first place. It has garnered more than 1,400 “likes” so far.

In place of the picture, visitors to IKEA Russia’s site now see a statement that reads “IKEA is a commercial organization that operates independently of politics and religion.”

“We cannot allow our advertising project to be used as a means of propaganda,” the statement continued.

(Moscow Times.)

aljazeera:

Scores dead after Turkey refugee boat sinks | 

At least 61 people are reported to have died after a boat carrying mainly Arab immigrants sank off the Turkish coast.


Kemény. 

aljazeera:

Scores dead after Turkey refugee boat sinks | 

At least 61 people are reported to have died after a boat carrying mainly Arab immigrants sank off the Turkish coast.

Kemény. 

Should Facebook’s “Like” button be protected by the First Amendment?

yahoonews:

That question is working its way through the federal courts, after a judge ruled in April that the “Like” button doesn’t quality for First Amendment protection since no words are associated with clicking it. But Facebook and the ACLU disagree, with Facebook saying the judge who ruled against protecting the button doesn’t understand social media. Burn.

Eléggé érdekesnek tűnik, eltettem későbbre. 

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