Academics and Researchers
Academics and researchers study media attention and influence for issues affecting countries around the world, and access our raw data through the public API.
By monitoring how their area of focus is spoken about in the news, non-profit organizations use Media Cloud to strategically design their advocacy and communications efforts, maximizing attention towards their cause.
Foundations track how causes and organizations they support are presented in the media, and use these insights to better monitor programs and allocate resources.
Understanding trends in mainstream news media helps activists advocate for the rights of underserved communities and underrepresented issues, as well as find strategic media outlets to partner with.
Journalists use Media Cloud to discover trends in online conversation, examine the key topics published by specific outlets, and investigate the impact of stories on the digital media ecosystem
Understanding which narratives or storytelling formats dominate a particular issue, or have been most successful in communicating particular messages, helps creators reverse-engineer the content development process.
Media Ecosystems Analysis Group, a nonprofit research group incubated at the MIT Media Lab. Principal Investigator: Fernando Bermejo.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences, UMass Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure. Principal Investigator: Ethan Zuckerman.
College of Arts, Media and Design, School of Journalism. Principal Investigator: Rahul Bhargava.
Data against Femicide
A feminist participatory action research project led by Catherine D’Ignazio (Data + Feminism Lab @ MIT), Silvana Fumega (ILDA) and Helena Suárez Val (Feminicidio Uruguay). Media Cloud provides ongoing technical support and partnership to track news mentions to killings of women and provide this data to activists.
Media Cloud has supported Code for Africa in creating an instance of Media Cloud hosted and developed by CfA, called Civic Signal. Civic Signal focuses on the African news ecosystem and contains many unique local sources.
The Internet Archive
Media Cloud and the Internet Archive partner on storing over ten years of news articles and making them searchable in IA’s seminal Wayback Machine.