Little Supporter: What did it feel like being the first and only lady running for president? HRC: It was exciting and it was daunting. It was difficult, because I knew when I first ran back in 07-'08 that it was going to be hard, because we had never done it before. HRC: I mean, other women had run, but not in recent times, and not, perhaps, as serious and well funded a campaign as I was able to put together. HRC: And I knew that I really had a lot to prove, because people had to think that a woman could be president. We've never had one before. And I think this time, it seems easier, that people are much more open. HRC: I've said over and over again, I don't want you to vote for me just because I'm a woman. I want you to vote for me on the merits, but one of my merits is that I'm a woman!
The Political TV Ad Archive collected political ads in the 2016 election. In addition to tracking airings across key primary states, the collection includes ads that may air elsewhere or exclusively on social media.
by Katie Donnelly Over the past extremely unpredictable election year, the Internet Archive invented new methods and tools to give journalists, researchers, and the public the power to access, scrutinize, share, and thoroughly fact-check political ads, presidential debates, and TV news broadcasts. Our efforts were designed to help citizens better understand the patterns of political messages designed to persuade them […]
Guest post by Kalev Leetaru Today the Internet Archive announces a new interactive timeline visualization–the Television Explorer–that lets you trace how any keyword–think “emails”, “tax returns”, “alt-right”–has been covered on U.S. television news over the past half-decade. See the Television Explorer, a new tool for exploring TV News. Over the past year and a half, the GDELT Project and the Internet […]