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Even in “News Deserts” People Still Ge...

December 14, 2022

The Center for Media Engagement talked to people living in areas defined as news deserts to find out where they’re getting local information – and if it’s helping them stay…
Even in “News Deserts” People Still Get News

Anonymous Civic Participation Behaviors: Differenc...

December 14, 2022

The Center for Media Engagement wanted to find out how some aspects of identity, such as gender, age, education, political orientation, and time spent online, are tied to the ways…
Anonymous Civic Participation Behaviors: Differences Across Gender and Other Demographics

The Ethics of DNA Predictive Technology in Law Enf...

December 5, 2022

What are the ethical tradeoffs of surveillance software in online education? Read More
The Ethics of DNA Predictive Technology in Law Enforcement

STEM Graduate Students’ Perspectives on Scie...

November 17, 2022

The Center for Media Engagement conducted interviews with STEM graduate students in the U.S. and Canada to learn more about their activities that engage with the public, about how they…
STEM Graduate Students’ Perspectives on Science Communication and their Sense of Belonging in these Space

Understanding Election Fraud Beliefs: Interviews ...

June 9, 2022

The Center for Media Engagement interviewed 56 people who believed that Donald Trump most likely won the 2020 presidential election to talk about their political outlooks, how they constructed their…
Understanding Election Fraud Beliefs: Interviews with People Who Think Trump Likely Won the 2020 Election

Bridging Political Divides with Facebook Memes

April 28, 2022

Previous research by the Center for Media Engagement found that a sense of common humanity – where people recognize that their own failings are common human experiences – can help…
Bridging Political Divides with Facebook Memes

Advertiser Spending on Primetime News Throughout t...

March 14, 2022

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, television news served as a crucial source of information for the public. But our past research showed that coverage of the virus was politicized in ways…
Advertiser Spending on Primetime News Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic

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