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An initiative of GlobalVoices, NewsFrames is an investigation using data to explore the ways that the “framing” or shaping of news coverage can affect how the world thinks.

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Stories about NewsFrames

Is Western media biased against China? (Part Two)

China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.

Is Western media biased against China? (Part One)

China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.

WordFrames: ‘Migrants’ and ‘refugees’ in French media

Is a person's right to freedom of movement all in the name we give them?

Brexit and bias? The framing of immigrants in the media

Is there something in the topic of Brexit that disinformation efforts can take advantage of? What perspectives might a high-level, data-driven analysis of Brexit news provide?

WordFrames: Are ‘Teens’ Getting a Bad Rap?

What do you think when you hear the word "teen"? In this post, we explore English-language media conversations around teens, adolescents, and youth.

How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling

"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media." 

Searching for ‘indios’ in Ecuador and Venezuela: A Lesson in Language and Data

What happens when the data doesn’t support the story we first set out to tell?

What Are We Saying Differently in Our Coverage of Pakistan?

Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

In Ecuador, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku has been leveraging the power of digital technologies to share their own narratives about the long-standing struggle over land rights.

When a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Wrong Words

The story of how a photo of a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo seven years ago took on a life of its own. WARNING: Contains violent images.

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

News coverage of Standing Rock may reflect the state of national inexperience with discussions about Native American sovereignty.

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.

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