Media Cloud


Center for Civic Media

Center for Civic Media

Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows researchers to track the spread of memes, media framings, and the tone of coverage of different stories. 

We aggregate data from over 50,000 news sources from around the world and in over 20 languages including Spanish, French, Hindi, Chinese, and Japanese. Our tools help analyze, deliver, and visualize  information about media conversations on three primary levels: attention and coverage peaks of issues, network analysis, and clustered language use. 

The platform is open source and open data, designed to be a substrate for a wide range of communications research efforts. Media Cloud is a collaboration between Civic Media and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

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