Introducing the Media Cloud Dashboard

Explore, over time, how often—and how—news topics are covered.

NewsFrames is a Global Voices project that uses data to explore the ways that the “framing” or shaping of news coverage can affect how the world thinks.

Ultimately, NewsFrames will develop editorial workflows and build a complementary set of digital tools that will allow journalists, writers, and researchers both within and outside the Global Voices community to explore, over time, how often—and how—news topics are covered.

One of these digital tools is Media Cloud, an open source platform developed by the MIT Center for Civic Media and the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Media Cloud is designed to aggregate, analyze, deliver and visualize information, while answering complex quantitative and qualitative questions about the content of online media.

About This Guide

This guide to using Media Cloud covers:

  1. How to Use Media Cloud in the Newsroom >>
  2. Getting started with Media Cloud >>

New topics are being added to the guide on a regular basis, so please check back.


Questions and feedback about how to use Media Cloud in the context of the NewsFrames project can be sent to

Creating a Media Cloud Account

In order to use Media Cloud you'll need to login here:

If you do not have a Media Cloud account, you can register here with your email address.