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Active projects have at least one C4FCM researcher currently developing or maintaining them and are usually open to feedback and collaboration.

Media Meter Dashboard

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The Dashboard shows simplified widgets to give a quick overview of an issue's media coverage and let you identify interesting trends for more in-depth analysis. You can query the MediaCloud database by specifying media sources, a date range, and some keywords to look for.

Promise Tracker

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After an election, how can citizens hold elected leaders accountable for promises that they made during the campaign season? We are exploring the role citizen monitoring can play in holding elected leaders accountable for promises they make about infrastructure.

Data Therapy

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As part of our larger effort to build out a suite of tools for community organizers, we are helping to build their capacity to do their own creative data visualization and presentation.

Deepstream

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From Ukraine to the US, citizens and journalists are increasingly choosing to livestream civic events. But livestreams are currently hard to find and lack in-depth information about the events being documented.

Action Path

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Action Path is location-based survey platform for Android smartphones that crowdsources feedback from citizens in a way that fosters civic learning through reflective political practice.

Controversy Mapper

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How does a media controversy become the only thing any of us talk about? Using the Media Cloud platform, we're reverse-engineering major news stories to visualize how ideas spread and media frames change over time, and whose voices dominate a discussion.

Media Cloud Brazil

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Media Cloud is a system that facilitates massive content analysis of news on the Web. Developed by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, Media Cloud already analyzes content in English and Russian.

Whose Voices? Twitter Citation in the Media

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Mainstream media increasingly quote social media sources for breaking news. "Whose Voices" tracks who's getting quoted across topics, showing just how citizen media sources are influencing international news reporting.

Undocutech

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Undocutech is a network of undocumented media makers, online organizers, tech-activists, and allies across the United States working to strengthen the media and tech capacity of immigrant communities.

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