"Framed" by Flickr user Amanda Tipton. Photo taken in November 2013 (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0)

"Framed" by Flickr user Amanda Tipton. Photo taken in November 2013 (CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0)


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We aim to provide resources in the use of quantitative and qualitative data around online communication.

NewsFrames offers space and methods for collaborative media analysis, including datasets for understanding trends in media framing.


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April 16, 2018

Culture Shot No. 8: Women in Canada

While Canada is often ranked high in terms of women's well-being, and often portrayed as a good place for women, dominant frames in English-language Canadian media seem less rosy.

April 10, 2018

WordFrames: ‘Migrants’ and ‘Refugees’ in French Media

Is a person's right to freedom of movement all in the name we give them?

March 30, 2018

We Matter: An Internet Campaign That Shares Hope and Healing with Indigenous Youth

"With our positive stories, we are not saying that everything is easy. We are saying that things might get hard but there is always a way forward."

Brexit and Bias? The Framing of Immigrants in the Media

Is there something in the topic of Brexit that disinformation efforts can take advantage of? What perspectives might a high-level, data-driven analysis of Brexit news provide?

March 29, 2018

Culture Shot N° 7: Privacy

How does the US media look at privacy? Looking critically at stories around privacy from US Top Online News sources, it seems as though many feel that privacy may be under threat.

March 17, 2018

How to Start Your Newsframes Exploration

Story Explorations are opportunities to discover something new about the way the media frames certain topics and for you to develop questions that may guide you towards interesting insights.

March 6, 2018

WordFrames: Are ‘Teens’ Getting a Bad Rap?

What do you think when you hear the word "teen"? For many people, teens are a complete mystery. We explore English-language media conversations around teens, adolescents, and youth in this post.

February 8, 2018

How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling

"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media." 

Searching for ‘indios’ in Ecuador and Venezuela: A Lesson in Language and Data

What happens when the data doesn’t support the story we first set out to tell?

January 30, 2018

Culture Shot No. 6: Honor/honour

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word honor / honour? A dive into US and Pakistani media.