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March 10, 2017

Does this map show recent violence across France? No.

An infographic purporting to map “clashes between the rabble and our police” has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter over the past fortnight. It was, however, created in November 2005 and does not reflect the current reality of social tensions in France.

March 2, 2017

Was Macron’s campaign for the French presidency financed by Saudi Arabia? No.

The site on which the story appears is a perfect copy of that of the Belgian newspaper Le Soir — with a different URL

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.

February 9, 2017

Why the News Frame Matters (Part 1 of 2)

In a democracy, news is an important part of empowering citizens to make their own decisions about governance and other matters. But if news stories sometimes skew the interpretation of issues or people, and as news stories are invariably written by people with their own perspectives, does news ultimately serve the agendas of authors and publishers?

February 1, 2017

Fake, Fraud, False, Fabricated: Finding the Vocabulary for Truth in News

Dwelling on "fake news" can raise questions about the overall limitations of fact-driven reporting, but we see it as an opportunity as well.

January 17, 2017

The Rising Voices – NewsFrames Initiative is Hiring a Community Lead

Global Voices (GV) seeks a NewsFrames – Rising Voices Community Lead to coordinate a new series of GV stories related to the representation of marginalized communities in media coverage. The NewsFrames – Rising Voices collaboration This collaboration seeks to combine the objectives of two GV initiatives: Rising Voices and NewsFrames….

November 22, 2016

NewsFrames: Team Leads and Direction Update

I hope everyone is well. Lately it’s been a roller coaster of emotions for many in our community, so let me start off with happy news. Team Leads I’d like to introduce our first NewsFrames Team Leads: Sana Saleem and Iria Puyosa. Some of you may already know one or…