Stories about North America

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Culture Shot No. 8: Women in Canada

  April 16, 2018

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.

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Culture Shot N° 7: Privacy

  March 29, 2018

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.

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Lone Wolves are ‘Terrorists’ Too

  October 10, 2017

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.

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Framespotting with Amy Zhang of MIT CSAIL

  October 5, 2017

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.

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Culture Shot No. 1: Culture

  September 21, 2017

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.