NiemanLab: What’s working for local TV stations on Facebook? Posting early, killing hashtags, skipping sports

NiemanLab: What’s working for local TV stations on Facebook? Posting early, killing hashtags, skipping sports. “… what local TV stations publish on Facebook is important. They retain generally high levels of trust, and they’re reaching an audience that might not be seeking out much other news on digital platforms. That power can, of course, be used for good or for ill. It’s also the subject of a new paper which examines how local TV stations use their Facebook prominence — and what works for them in terms of making content that spreads.”

Reflecting on 9/11: Twenty Years of Archived TV News – Special Event and Resources (Internet Archive)

Internet Archive: Reflecting on 9/11: Twenty Years of Archived TV News – Special Event and Resources. “On Thursday, September 9, the Internet Archive will host an online webinar, ‘Reflecting on 9/11: Twenty Years of Archived TV News’ Learn from scholars, journalists, archivists, and data scientists about the importance of archived television for gaining insights into our evolving understanding of history and society.”

Philly Voice: Watch the first trailer for ‘Recorder’, about the Philly woman who recorded 30 years of TV news

Philly Voice: Watch the first trailer for ‘Recorder’, about the Philly woman who recorded 30 years of TV news. “Marion Stokes was an activist and a librarian, and also a Philadelphia resident, who decided to record more than 30 years of American TV news from 1979 until her death in 2012. Filmmaker Matt Wolf is telling Stokes’ compelling story in a new documentary, called ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’, which has already made its way around film festivals ahead of a theatrical release in November.”

Internet Archive: 71,716 video tapes in 12,094 days

Internet Archive: 71,716 video tapes in 12,094 days. “On November 4, 1979 Marion Stokes began systematically video taping television news and continued for more than 33 years, until the day she died. The Internet Archive is now home to the unique 71k+ video cassette collection and is endeavoring to help make sure it is digitized and made available online to everyone, forever, for free.”

Forbes: What Does AI See When It Watches A Week Of Television News?

Forbes: What Does AI See When It Watches A Week Of Television News?. “Television news forms a critical source of information for populations around the world yet has been little-studied compared with the textual world of digitized print and online news. At the same time, deep learning has advanced to the point where today we have AI algorithms that can richly annotate not only text, but also speech, imagery and even video. What might it look like to use Google’s off-the-shelf cloud AI algorithms to ‘watch’ a week of television news from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive?”

BuzzFeed: Twitter’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Live Stream Was Part Of A New Initiative

BuzzFeed: Twitter’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Live Stream Was Part Of A New Initiative. “Twitter is starting to show live, local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to its timeline during major breaking news events. Twitter’s initiative to air these videos is currently rolled out across the platform, a company spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News. The company will rely on a set of partnerships with local news stations to select the footage.”

Buffalo News: Channel 4 archives to be digitized, made accessible to the public

Buffalo News: Channel 4 archives to be digitized, made accessible to the public. “Buffalo takes its history seriously. In fact, in the 1960s the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society began storing the daily news film from the three commercial TV stations, ending the practice of throwing out ‘yesterday’s news.’ Walter Dunn, who ran the Society back then, was quoted as saying ‘It’s not up to us to decide what’s important. We just need to it and let those in the future figure that out.’ A half century later, we’re finally ready to figure it out.”

University of Arkansas: Pryor Center Announces $1.5 Million Tyson Gift to Digitize KATV Collection

University of Arkansas: Pryor Center Announces $1.5 Million Tyson Gift to Digitize KATV Collection. ” The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences has received a $1.5 million contribution from Barbara A. Tyson and the Tyson Foods Foundation Inc. to create the KATV Preservation Project…. KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, accumulated news footage for more than 50 years and created one of the largest local television news archives in the country. The collection, which contains approximately 26,000 hours of video and film, is currently stored at the Arkansas State Library in Little Rock and includes all aspects of Arkansas television coverage, including major news and weather events, Arkansas sports, politics and features on many Arkansans who have represented the state in the national or worldwide spotlight.”

RTE: TV news reports from 1980s and 1990s coming online (Ireland)

RTE: TV news reports from 1980s and 1990s coming online. “Thousands of news reports from the 1980s and 1990s are to be made available for viewing on the RTÉ website. The RTÉ Archives News Collection goes live today, with almost 1,500 news stories filmed between 7 March and 31 December 1985. New material will then be posted to the site daily, covering the period up to 1999. The stories were originally recorded on video and have been digitally preserved by RTÉ Archives with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.”

Internet Archive: TV news chyron data provide ways to explore breaking news reports & bias

Internet Archive: TV news chyron data provide ways to explore breaking news reports & bias . “Today the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive announces a new way to plumb our TV news collections to see how news stories are reported: data feeds for the news that appears as chyrons on the lower thirds of TV screens. Our Third Eye project scans the lower thirds of TV screens, using OCR, or optical character recognition, to turn these fleeting missives into downloadable data ripe for analysis. At launch, Third Eye tracks BBC News, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, and contains more than four million chyrons captured in just over two weeks.”