Periodicals Department Collection and State Library Resources

News Contextualization & Visualization Tools


10 x 10: An hour-by-hour picture of the state of the world composed of images and words appearing in the news.

Google News Timeline: A timeline which enables readers to catch up on news stories they may have missed while on vacation.

Living Stories: Using code developed in Google Labs, several major news organizations implemented Living Stories features on their Web sites to place news stories in their historical contexts. 

News Dots: An interactive news contextualization tool from Slate, which reveals relationships between news stories.

Newser: A current news site that enables users to move back and forth through time to view particular stories or types of stories that interest them.  

Newsmap: An interactive tool from Google, which allows users to gauge the amount of coverage that particular news stories are getting in different parts of the world.