Stories about Framespotters
Researchers at MIT's Media Cloud project unpack their perspectives on media framing.
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?
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.
How do our moral values underpin our narratives, or frame our stories? We spoke with Amy Zhang, a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL), to learn more about moral framing.
How does the way we frame news intersect with the world of politics? To learn more, we talked to the team behind Talk Decoded, a blog about the power of language in politics.