"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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May 4, 2018

Pressing ‘Pause’ on NewsFrames

As we pause the NewsFrames project, the team takes a moment to reflect upon the past year and a half.

May 14, 2018

WordFrames: Taking Sides on Rohingya ‘Insurgents’ or ‘Terrorists’

In this WordFrames post, we explore the tricky and complicated media conversations around "insurgents" and "terrorists" in reference to the Rohingya, specifically members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, from Myanmar.

May 9, 2018

NewsFrames Community Report: Looking Back on April 2018

Hello everyone. Here's a monthly update about what the NewsFrames community has been up to for the past month or so… we've been busy! This will likely be one of...

May 4, 2018

Pressing ‘Play’ on NewsFrames

As our earlier post shared, we will need to pause overall starting in June as we consider the NewsFrames project moving forward. But we do have ideas about the future. Here are some ideas of ours to get the ball rolling.

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.