Network of Frames

The Network of Frames is a visualization project built at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society in collaboration with MIT’s Center for Civic Media. Using the Media Cloud project, it builds a network of word usage per media source for a given topic, and allows for a clearer sense of language use, narrative, and framing in news and citizen media by restructuring text to reveal patterns in word usage indicative of unique viewpoints.

The visualization and its supporting data have been used to analyze the international media coverage of Ebola to aid the World Health Organization in crafting media response. It has also been used to understand the nuances of the media landscape concerned with the Gaza war, and to learn how media sources focused on the controversy in Ferguson.

This work is on-going.