Stories about Culture Shots

February 8, 2018

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.

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

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.

October 2, 2017

Culture Shot No. 2: Generous

What does it mean to be generous? A look at recent media coverage using the term in the US and India.

September 21, 2017

Culture Shot No. 1: Culture

Culture Shots will look at how different communities, countries and languages report on culture as a bridge into—or way of looking at—similarities and difference in different communities’ ways of looking at the worlds. It seemed fitting to make our first “shot” about the word culture—or cultural—itself.