The Media Monitoring System (MMS) gives the user a global perspective of current events with an easy-to-use interface and a comprehensive search function of world-wide media.
The Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) consists of five separate feeds 24 hours a day and an archive in Arabic since December 2010 just prior to the onset of the Arab Spring uprisings. The international outlets are:
- Arabic: Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya
- Chinese: CCTV 4 and Phoenix News
- Russian: Rossiya 24 and RTVi
The Web Monitoring System (WMS) features 70+ preconfigured websites that are refreshed daily in seven languages. Each language grouping is distributed in a “33-33-33” ratio of 33% government or official news websites, 33% oppositional or independent sources and 33% that are citizen or grass roots generated in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.
GNMA White Papers
The GNMA scholars have produced several White Papers from data derived from the Broadcast and Web Monitoring Systems on topics ranging from Cairo and Benghazi Embassy attacks to Chinese Media and Cybersecurity to Military Coup or Democratic Revolution in Egypt and the ouster of Mohamed Morsi. The White Papers can be found at the Global Networked Media Archive Project.
rkluver (at) tamu.edu
Randy Kluver (Ph. D., University of Southern California, 1993) is the Director for the Institute for Pacific Asia at Texas A&M. He is the Executive Director of the Confucius Institute and also serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Communication, New Media and Society, China Media Research, and the Western Journal of Communication. Dr. Kluver’s current research interests include the role of the Internet in Asian societies, Asian political communication, globalization, and the political and social impact of information technologies. His co-edited book, Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities, received the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 1999. His essay The Logic of New Media in International Relationships received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology.
heidic (at) tamu.edu
Heidi Campbell (Ph. D., University of Edinburgh 2002) is Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M, and affiliate faculty in Religious Studies. Her research interests focus on the social shaping of technology, rhetoric of new media, global media, and themes related to the intersection of media religion and culture. Her research has been published in the Journal of Computer-mediated Communication, New Media & Society, The Information Society, and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. She is author of Exploring Religious Community Online: We are one in the network (Peter Lang, 2005) and When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge, 2010). She is helping to curate the MMS Arab Spring Archive and is also director of the Network for New Media, Religion, and Digital Culture Studies.
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
jchinn05 (at) tamu.edu
Jacquelyn Chinn is a doctoral candidate in Telecommunication Media Studies at Texas A&M. Her research examines governmental message production on new media platforms. Her research bridges media, organizational and international relations theory to explore the geopolitical impact of message production in critical regions, primarily in the Levant and Persian Gulf.