Stories about 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 10, 2017

Lone Wolves are ‘Terrorists’ Too

References to Muslims or Islam are common whether the story is about a lone wolf killer or a terrorist. We need to find better ways to characterize people who cause terror and a language that does justice to everyone touched by it.

October 5, 2017

“We should talk about indigenous struggles, but acknowledge our achievements as well”

Maybe the media is covering certain topics and providing a general overview of things, but the roots of the problems, and the perspectives of the indigenous communities and nationalities, are missing.

“As indigenous youth, we have the right to make our opinions heard”

We need more outlets where youth can get involved and make our voices heard because we, too, have much to say and offer.

Framespotting with Amy Zhang of MIT CSAIL

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.

September 20, 2017

How Sex Is Framed When Reporting On Japan

English-language media seem obsessed with sex in Japan. Geishas, boys who refuse sexuality, women who refuse to marry, androgyny, erotic robots, sex manga: these topics appear to dominate international coverage,...

July 7, 2017

What Does the Media Say is Happening in Venezuela?

There has been extensive news coverage of the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela (including our own), but not every media outlet frames the story in the same way. How does...