Knight-Mozilla's Opened Captions

At his blog, Dan Schultz writes about Opened Captions, his project that taps into closed-caption text from TV broadcasts and converts it to a usable data feed. "The Internet is filled with real-time updates triggered by online activity, but it still feels like magic when we see automatic updates driven by the real world. Opened Captions makes it easy for programmers to use live TV transcripts as an input." Schultz is a 2012 Knight-Mozilla Fellow; the program pairs developers with journalists. Opened Captions initially supports just the US government-access channel C-SPAN, but is extensible.