NewsLynx: measuring the qualitative and quantitative impact of your journalism

NewsLynx is a research project from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University by Brian Abelson & Michael Keller that has been open-sourced to use. To get a general sense of the project, the user manual is a great place to start.

For a deeper explanation of the project, our white paper (PDF, released June 2015) or the Executive Summary contain more detail. If you want more, you can read our project update posts that look at the problem of scraping the whole internet, why taxonomies are like Jorge Luis Borges or read a walkthrough of our initial prototype.

All of our code is open source and on GitHub. Please read license information before using or contact us if you have questions. Happy Lynxing!