Europe Team — Starter Kit

This starter kit consists of an "area of focus" report (if it exists) prepared by a member of the WE1S C-Hackers team during academic year 2017-18, initial high-priority sources to collect suggested by the C-Hackers, and suggestions for initial research questions to address. For the session during Orientation Day 2 at our summer camp, each AM team should treat these starting-kit materials as initial suggestion, and then revise, fine-tune, or simplify them to create:
    • An initial collection queue of sources (can be organized as "stage 1" for immediate collection, and future stages for next to be collected)
    • An initial research question or two that the first set of collected materials can help answer--especially questions that can help guide future stages of collection (e.g., "Do we need to collect on the phrase 'liberal arts' in addition to 'humanities'?")
Other useful reference sources: Shared Google Drive folder Template for queuing requests:
keywords string :
source and or publication :
begin date :
end date :
(optional) any comments :

WE1S Workflow System Links

Shared Google Drive

Team Number: 6

Europe (Eastern & Western, other than U.K.)


  • UCSB
    • Sandra Auderset
    • Aili Peeker
    • Kajsa Niehusen
  • CSUN
    • Mauro Carassai

Area of Focus Report (prepared by WE1S C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)

  • Area of Focus report (by Aili Pettersson Peeker): “European News Sources”
  • There are no pre-existing “area of focus” reports for Central or South America. One outcome of the summer’s work might be the generation of such a report(s) (using the template for area of focus reports)

Initial Collection Plan Suggestion (prepared by WE1S C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)

  • Europe, other than U.K. (suggested by Aili Peeker from C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)
    • Stage 1:
      • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
      • The Moscow Times
      • The Warsaw Voice
      • Irish Independent
      • The Malta Independent
    • Stage 2: — (comment from Aili: “The below listed publications are all European publications available in a database in our current corpus [I haven’t included publications with their own online archives, as they most likely will be trickier to gather articles from]”)
      • Budapest Business Journal
      • The Budapest Sun
      • The Slovak Spectator
      • Zerkalo Nedeli (widely read by the Ukrainian elite)
      • Armenpress News Agency (English) (Armenian news agency)
      • Prague Post
      • Cyprus Mail
      • ELTA (Baltic news agency)
      • Today’s Zaman (Turkish daily, now shut down by the government)
      • (German online magazine focusing on culture)

Initial Research Questions  (suggestions)

  • What is the nature of the audience of English-language newspapers in Europe?
  • [Other questions TBD]