"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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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.

January 11, 2018

Culture Shot No. 5: Homeland (Patria)

What does “the Homeland” (patria) have to do with an ID card? For a Venezuelan, the answer to that question is obvious.

January 5, 2018

Framespotting with Media Cloud

Researchers at MIT's Media Cloud project unpack their perspectives on media framing.

December 14, 2017

Framespotting with Carlos Múñiz from the Political Communication Laboratory

Those who follow the news are used to seeing spin around political scandals. Many audiences now recognize when media or political actors spin the news to distract the public’s attention. Can audiences also learn to recognize the strategic use of political framing?

November 7, 2017

Small but Mighty: Struggles and Achievements of the Sarayaku

The Sarayaku people, a small indigenous community in eastern Ecuador, are rarely in the news. They live near the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. But twice in the past several years, they have grabbed the attention of Ecuadorian national media in small, but important ways.

October 26, 2017

“Violence was the concept in dispute”

Reframed Stories asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves and the issues that affect them. The stories center on the reflections of persons who are more...