CME Awarded Grant from News Integrity Initiative

The Center for Media Engagement (CME) is one of the first organizations to receive a grant from the News Integrity Initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. 

Launched in the spring of this year, the Initiative is a $14 million fund to investigate the roots of mistrust in news and invest in solutions for building public support for quality journalism through grants, applied research, events and training.

“This first group of grants embodies NII’s values and vision by offering inspiring ideas, practical tools and research for newsrooms and organizations to build trust, understanding and solutions in our communities,” said Molly de Aguiar, Managing Director for the Initiative.

CME’s grant will support the “Making Strangers Less Strange” research project, which aims to shed light on divides among social groups.