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Accurate and Effective Reporting in a Pandemic

April 5, 2021

What ethical choices await Indian news media covering the pandemic? Read More
Accurate and Effective Reporting in a Pandemic

What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Fac...

March 3, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement asked American adults to answer questions about how platforms like Facebook and Google operate. The answers we received revealed important gaps in what the American…
What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Facebook and Google

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

How to Signal Trust in a Google Search

January 27, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement tested several versions of a Knowledge Panel — a search sidebar that provided information about a news outlet — to see which elements affected trust.…
How to Signal Trust in a Google Search

Cable and Nightly Network News Coverage of Coronav...

December 17, 2020

The public frequently turns to television news for updates on the coronavirus pandemic — but not all viewers are getting the same story. Our report shows stark coverage differences across…
Cable and Nightly Network News Coverage of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Coverage in Chicago

December 10, 2020

The Center for Media Engagement examined how Chicago newsrooms covered coronavirus on Facebook. Read More
Coronavirus Coverage in Chicago

Strengthening Science Engagement Fellowships throu...

June 23, 2020

This report describes the important role science engagement fellowships can have in closing the gaps between scientists’ interest in communicating with a broader public and their ability to do so.…
Strengthening Science Engagement Fellowships through New Connections and Inclusion

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