Media Cloud Data Challenge


Media Cloud, a joint project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
and the MIT Center for Civic Media, recently announced its “Summer of Data" contest
providing support for three teams (or individuals) to do original research using Media Cloud data and tools.

The selected teams will have access to a range of Media Cloud tools as well as to our searchable archive of 280 million stories collected from U.S. and international online media over the past 7 years.

Previous Media Cloud topics have included net neutrality, Trayvon Martin’s murder and
debates about the proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act” of 2011.

Click here for the full contest description

Submission deadline is May 19, 2015!

Each team whose proposal is chosen will receive stipends totaling $8,000, plus travel
support to come to Cambridge, MA at the beginning and end of the program. Qualitative,
quantitative, and mixed‐method researchers are all invited to submit proposals.