Project

Media Cloud

Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems—the relationships between professional and citizen media, between online and offline sources. 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. 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.

Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems—the relationships between professional and citizen media, between online and offline sources. 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. 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.

We aggregate data from over 50,000 news sources from around the world. 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.  For more information on language analysis, see Media Cloud Landscape. 

To learn more or register for a free account, check out our open-source Dashboard tool and API at www.mediacloud.org.