May 25, 2022

Internet Archive Receives $1 Million Grant From Knight Foundation to Expand TV News Archive

Congrats to Brewster and IA team!

From The Internet Archive Blog:

Thanks to a recent $1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we will be expanding our TV News Search & Borrow service that enables everyone to search, quote and borrow U.S. television news programs.

Launched last September, the service repurposes closed captioning to facilitate deep search and present relevant short-streamed with clips from more than 400,000 news broadcasts dating back to June 2009. We are striving to help inform and engage communities by strengthening the work of journalists, scholars, teachers, librarians, civic organizations and others dedicated to serving public interests.


We recently worked with researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Center and MIT’s Center for Civic Media to facilitate direct machine queries of our television news library that returned structured data results to inform their media landscape analysis of the Travon Martin story and reveal key pivot points in its evolution.

Journalists and documentarians at the newly-launched Retro Report are using TV News Search & Borrow to help them take a fresh look at important stories of the past, share new perspectives and add insightful commentary to what are sometimes all too shortsighted first drafts of history.

Read the Complete Blog Post

Overview of the TV News Archive

Searching For TV News Online (via Search Engine Land)
By Gary Price


From Cronkite to Couric: Internet Archive gets $1 million to expand TV news collection (via paidContent)

New From The Internet Archive: TV News Search and Borrow (Access to More Than 350,000 TV News Programs)
September 17, 2012

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.