The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research
Robert X. Browning
Purdue University Press
C-SPAN is the network of record for US political affairs, broadcasting live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided—without editing, commentary, or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view.
C-SPAN Video Library, adjacent to Purdue University, archives copies of all broadcast content, including policymaking proceedings, events, discussion, and debate, aired on the C-SPAN network since 1987. Extensive indexing, captioning, and other enhanced online features provide researchers, policy analysts, students, teachers, and public officials with an unparalleled chronological and internally cross-referenced record for deeper study.
The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research presents the finest interdisciplinary research utilizing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library. Each volume highlights recent scholarship and comprises leading experts and emerging voices in political science, journalism, psychology, computer science, communication, and a variety of other disciplines. Each section within each volume includes responses from expert discussants. Developed in partnership with the Brian Lamb School of Communication and with support from the C-SPAN Education Foundation, The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research is guided by the ideal that all experimental outcomes, including those from our American experiment, can be best improved by directed study driving richer engagement and better understanding.
The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research—Volume 4, edited by Robert X. Browning, advances our understanding of the framing of mental health, HIV/AIDS, policing, and public health, and explores subjects such as audience reactions in C-SPAN covered debates, the Twitter presidency of Donald Trump, and collaborative learning using the C-SPAN Video Library.
Author BioRobert X. Browning is a professor of political science and of communication in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. In 1987, he became the founding director of the C-SPAN Archives. Today, the Archives are an online digital collection of more than 230,000 hours of indexed content—all programs that have aired on C-SPAN since 1987.
Browning is the author of Politics and Social Welfare Policy in the United States, papers on redistricting, and The C-SPAN Archives: An Interdisciplinary Resource for Discovery, Learning, and Engagement, Exploring the C-SPAN Archives: Advancing the Research Agenda, and Advances in Research Using the C-SPAN Archives. Awarded the George Foster Peabody Award for its online Video Library in 2010, the C-SPAN Archives is housed in the Purdue Research Park and offers a window into American life.