About NewsFrames

How and why are certain stories covered? What part does media bias play? What does it mean to write news with accuracy and objectivity?

The NewsFrames Initiative works on questions like these that the Global Voices community has long been asking about framing. We understand that although these issues have long been raised, they are often hard to demonstrate and answer.

In particular, our NewsFrames collaborative journalism platform aims to enable the Global Voices community, journalists, and researchers to write stories together in easier ways while incorportating data, analytical methods, and bridge-building perspectives.

We start with data on what and how news issues are framed, and the end result is reporting with insight into the accuracy and fairness of news coverage around the world.

Our Goals

Our mission is to help you practice collaborative journalism using tools, methods, and data with others to gain new perspectives on global news production.

The NewsFrames software space is designed to help your team tackle large issues and incorporate best practices for nonfiction writing while using our online data tools, all within a multilingual space.

Reviewing the ever-changing online news environment is challenging and it can’t be done alone.

NewsFrames aims to help you to identify narrative techniques behind the stories you read, as well as to reflect upon your own story writing practices.  Your NewsFrames teammates work cooperatively to help you understand complicated data and see the angles you may be missing.

Our Approach

Insightful stories that analyze the news in bridge-building ways requires four key characteristics in our NewsFrames “recipe” for participatory knowledge:

  1. PEOPLE who live and work at the intersections of different cultures and different areas of expertise — these include Global Voices authors, translators and editors, and also a growing number of GV contributors focusing on data analysis.
  2. DATA collected about media coverage and issues we care about.
  3. Robust, well-defined METHODS that guide teams on best practices for reflective, evidence-based writing as well as remind writers about Global Voices’ values.
  4. TOOLS that promote collaboration and enable data discovery.

NewsFrames combines these essential elements to help participants develop the skills to create data-informed stories around questions that the GV community is asking.

Learn about how we apply this approach through data analysis tools in our on-going investigations.

Leadership Team

  • NewsFrames Director: Connie Moon Sehat
    connie AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Team Lead: Iria Puyosa
    iria DOT puyosa AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Team Lead: Sana Saleem
    sana DOT saleem AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Communications: Nevin Thompson
    nevin DOT thompson AT globalvoices DOT org