Editors’ Choice: Visualizing the Who and What of Cable TV News

What would you ask if you could analyze the news yourself?

Each day, cable TV news networks determine what information millions of Americans receive. They also set the context and tone of the information presented. Editorial decisions, about who appears on cable TV news and what they talk about, shape public opinion and culture. Many newsrooms and monitoring organizations, like Media Matters, American University’s Sunday Morning Monitor Archive and NPR’s On The Media, routinely audit the content of news broadcasts, but these efforts involve the tedious and time-consuming work of manually counting who and what is on air.

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This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Brandan P. Buck based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: