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Fellowship Opportunity: Media Cloud Project Fellow

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the MIT Center for Civic Media seek a fellow to join Media Cloud, a project led by Yochai Benkler and Ethan Zuckerman and driven by an interdisciplinary team of … Continue reading

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New Publication: “Social Mobilization and the Networked Public Sphere: Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate”

The Media Cloud team is pleased to announce the release of a new paper, Social Mobilization and the Networked Public Sphere: Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate, along with a set of interactive maps that cover selected weeks in the COICA-SOPA-PIPA controversy. … Continue reading

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Media Cloud 2.0 Pre-alpha release 00.00.05.

We have released a pre-alpha version of Media Cloud 2.0. The changes since our initial release in 2009 are too numerous to list. Perhaps most noticeably, the install process has been vastly improved. Many users will be able to install … Continue reading

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HTML::TextCruft CPAN module released

We have extracted a piece of the Media Cloud code base and released it as HTML::TextCruft — a stand alone CPAN module. HTML::TextCruft is the first part of the code to extract article text from HTML and remove ads, navigation, and other … Continue reading

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Media Cloud is Participating in Google Summer of Code 2012

Media Cloud is excited to be participating in Google Summer of Code this year through the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program in which Google offers students stipends to work on … Continue reading

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Russian Media for the Week of 6/27/2011 – 7/03/2011

Russian media this week has seen the emergence of a number of prominent stories, including themes related to Russia’s budget and banking system, political appointments, energy politics, Russia’s relations with neighboring countries, bills being debated by the Duma, and concerns … Continue reading

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Russian Media for the Week of 6/20/2011 – 6/26/2011

Russian media this week has been dominated by several new themes, relating to national history, disasters, and high politics.  The red words in the word cloud below indicate words that appeared in this week’s news with unusually high frequency, showing … Continue reading

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Russian Media for the Week of 6/12/2011 – 6/18/2011

This week’s Russian word cloud shows some new trends and stories that differ from those of the previous week, though there have been few dramatic shifts in coverage.  The most striking new story to emerge here appears to be that … Continue reading

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Weekly Update: Week of May 23

You know it’s a slow news week when there’s this much baseball–and soccer!–showing up in the US mainstream media:

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Russian Media Cloud Comparative Analysis

Using Cosine Similarity to compare week to week coverage in Russian media What are the differences in how various Russian media outlets – traditional and web native – cover events?  How does coverage differ between sources during the same time … Continue reading

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