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Landscape of the UK Science Engagement Training Co...

September 7, 2021

To help understand the impact and effectiveness of science engagement training in the UK, and what trainers and funders in the United States could learn from it, the Center for…
Landscape of the UK Science Engagement Training Community

Communicating Science Across Political Divides

August 4, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement asked U.S. citizens about their expectations related to how scientists communicate with them. Read More
Communicating Science Across Political Divides

Reporting on the Night Stalker

July 14, 2021

How far should journalists go in covering a deadly serial killer? Read More
Reporting on the Night Stalker

How to Connect with Disinvested Local News Audienc...

July 7, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement partnered with the Dallas Free Press to explore how Dallas residents perceive local media and how they think that media can better serve their communities.…
How to Connect with Disinvested Local News Audiences
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How the Public Views Deletion of Offensive Comment...

June 16, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement teamed up with researchers in three countries to examine how the public perceives comment deletion and the moderators who do it. Read More
How the Public Views Deletion of Offensive Comments
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What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Con...

May 20, 2021

We asked adults about a range of hot-button issues to find out how much the American public knows about contentious political issues. Read More
What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Contentious Issues

Journalist Engagement in Facebook Comments: Try Ac...

March 24, 2021

We tested journalist responses to Facebook comments on news stories in order to find out which responses led to more positive perceptions regarding the news outlets and its comment moderation.…
Journalist Engagement in Facebook Comments: Try Acknowledging Commenters’ Emotions

Disclosures of NYPD Surveillance Technologies Rais...

February 23, 2021

The disclosures by NYPD – the first required by the POST Act – raise substantial questions about how police in New York acquire and maintain data across dozens of surveillance…
Disclosures of NYPD Surveillance Technologies Raise More Questions Than Answers

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