Media Cloud


What We Do


Our Work

Media Cloud is an open source platform for studying media ecosystems.

By tracking millions of stories published online, our suite of tools allows researchers to track how stories and ideas spread through media.

Our tools are designed to aggregate, analyze, deliver and visualize information, answering complex quantitative and qualitative questions about the content of online media.

Past and present collaborators include NewsFrames, Morningside Analytics, Betaworks,, the Associated Press, and Global Voices.

Media Cloud is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


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Our People

co-founder, principal investigator

Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan is one of the founders of Media Cloud, a Principal Investigator, and a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

co-founder, Principal investigator

Yochai Benkler

Yochai is one of the founders of Media Cloud, a Principal Investigator, and the faculty co-director of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


Research director

Fernando Bermejo

Fernando directs and oversees all of the Media Cloud initiatives, research and partnerships.


Principal Investigator

Rahul Bhargava

Rahul is a professor at Northeastern University.



Bruce Etling

Bruce conducts research on the impact of the Internet on politics, political participation, and collective action with Media Cloud.



Rob Faris

Rob conducts research on the interaction of new media, online speech, and government regulation of the Internet and political processes using Media Cloud.

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Emily Boardman Ndulue

Emily conducts research with our partners and promotes engagement with our tools. She draws on a background in health communication and nonprofit consulting and management.



Linas Valiukas

Linas is a coding master working on the back-end development of our tools, building multi-language support for improving our system.



James O’Toole

James focuses on back-end development. He formerly worked as a software engineer in Pittsburgh city government and as a journalist for CNN covering finance and technology.

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ASsistant Director

Lorrie LeJeune

Lorrie is the Assistant Director and the glue of Media Cloud.

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Hal Roberts

Hal is the technical lead and a researcher with Media Cloud, focusing on Internet surveillance and distributed denial of service attacks against independent media.