Politicians, by trade, speak often and at length. But the news cycle moves fast, and many words are quickly forgotten, or impossible to recover from hours of broadly labeled footage. That’s where we come in: rather than sift through hours of CSPAN video to research what’s been said about a policy, a search in Pop Up Archive takes you to the exact timestamped point of the relevant discussion.
We’re processing audio for a number of news syndicates. Here are some news collections where you can search political keywords from the public archive:
While we’ve got you covered for radio news, what if you’re looking to search TV news? Thanks to a project from our friends at the Internet Archive, television news footage is more accessible than ever through the TV News Archive. They take media which has already been captioned and make that text searchable to the second.
The age of passive political listening is past. With these tools, you can zone in on your favorite issue with unprecedented acuity.
What is this “Radio Race,” and what does Pop Up Archive have to do with it?
This Saturday, KCRW’s Independent Producer Project is hosting its 2nd Annual Radio Race:
KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race is a whirlwind day of high-stakes radio making for producers of any experience level. Radio makers from all over the world will have 24 HOURS to write, record, and edit a nonfiction radio story. On Saturday, August 2nd, at 10AM PT, contestants will be emailed a THEME. They will then have 24 hours to create a story that somehow relates to this theme. By Sunday August 3rd at 10AM PT, their finished piece must be posted on Soundcloud for judging.
With only 24 hours to complete a finished piece, the last thing anyone wants to do is transcribe from scratch. That’s why we’re offering exclusive access to our auto-transcription toolkit. Use Pop Up Archive to help craft your Radio Race stories, and receive one full month of uploads for free! Email us at email@example.com with the subject line “Pop Up Radio Race” to redeem your free month of access.
READ ON FOR OUR GUIDE TO THE POP UP ESSENTIALS: