"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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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...

October 19, 2017

Culture Shot No. 4: Orthodoxy (православ)

For this latest edition of Culture Shots, we decided to look at how Orthodoxy, the traditional religion of the majority of the Russian citizens, is represented in the mainstream Russian media.

October 18, 2017

Framespotting with Emily May of Hollaback!

In the wake of allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and the trending social media #MeToo campaign, the themes of sexual violence and harassment have been prominent in US and UK news. We asked Emily May, the co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, to talk to us about the framing around harassment.

Culture Shot No. 3: Heritage (Patrimoine)

Do you know which country is the "best restored country in the world"? We discovered the answer to this question through our investigation around media coverage around the French word patrimoine or "heritage": France.

“We need to find different ways to respond to media”

This silence and the words that are missing in the communication spaces helps me think that we need to find different ways to respond to media.

October 17, 2017

What Are We Saying Differently in Our Coverage of Pakistan?

Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.