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.
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.
co-founder, principal investigator
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 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.
Fernando directs and oversees all of the Media Cloud initiatives, research and partnerships.
Rahul is a professor at Northeastern University.
Bruce conducts research on the impact of the Internet on politics, political participation, and collective action with Media Cloud.
Rob conducts research on the interaction of new media, online speech, and government regulation of the Internet and political processes using Media Cloud.
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 is a coding master working on the back-end development of our tools, building multi-language support for improving our system.
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.
Lorrie is the Assistant Director and the glue of Media Cloud.
Hal is the technical lead and a researcher with Media Cloud, focusing on Internet surveillance and distributed denial of service attacks against independent media.