Anushka Shah

Civic Media, Center for Civic Media
  • Researcher/Community Manager, Media Cloud

Anushka has a background in data science and media research, and is currently based in Cambridge at the Media Lab. Her primary focus at Civic Media is applying these disciplines to Indian and African media as part of the Media Cloud project.

Anushka's interest is understanding how the news covers specific topics and the effect of different narratives on civic engagement. The long term objective of such analysis is to aid the reverse engineering of both non-fiction and fiction media content to better affect citizen knowledge and participation.

Anushka grew up in India and has previously worked with various non-profits, development agencies, and political parties on ground in rural and urban India.