Stories about North America

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.

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."

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 6, 2018

WordFrames: Are ‘Teens’ Getting a Bad Rap?

What do you think when you hear the word "teen"? For many people, teens are a complete mystery. We explore English-language media conversations around teens, adolescents, and youth in this post.

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.

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

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.

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.

March 1, 2017

Fighting For, Not Fighting Against: Media Coverage and the Dakota Access Pipeline

Perhaps the news coverage reflects the state of our national inexperience with discussions over Native American sovereignty.