New Report Examines Headlines

October 13, 2015

The Center for Media Engagement has begun conducting research on the content and effects of different types of headlines. As the first part of our research efforts, we have a new report that shares what we know about the functions… Read More

CME Celebrates News Engagement Day

October 6, 2015

On Oct. 6, the Center for Media Engagement took part in the second News Engagement Day, a day devoted to raising awareness about the importance of news engagement. News Engagement Day was created by the Association for Education in Journalism and… Read More

CME Represented at Various Conferences

October 1, 2015

Center for Media Engagement team members have been busy the past couple months traveling across the country to present at various conferences. Research Associate Alex Curry presented at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in… Read More

Why ‘Dislike’ When You Can ‘Respect’

September 16, 2015

When Facebook makes a change, everyone has an opinion. That was definitely the case when Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant would begin testing out a “Dislike” button. The… Read More

Why 'Dislike' When You Can 'Respect'

September 16, 2015

When Facebook makes a change, everyone has an opinion. That was definitely the case when Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant would begin testing out a “Dislike” button. The… Read More

Researcher Presents at News:Rewired Conference in London

July 27, 2015

Ashley Muddiman shares Center for Media Engagement findings at the news:rewired conference. Photo courtesy of news:rewired/journalism.co.uk. In July, Faculty Research Associate Ashley Muddiman presented Center for Media Engagement research at the news:rewired digital journalism conference in London. The… Read More

Online Polls and Quizzes

November 14, 2014

Many news websites have online polls on their sites. Although polls can be engaging for site visitors, there are downsides. Specifically, some site visitors may believe that online poll results are accurate reflections of public opinion when, in fact, they… Read More

CME Researches Interactive Features

May 22, 2014

In a recent report, the Center for Media Engagement examined a representative sample of 155 newspaper and television news websites to understand how they were using social media buttons, comment sections, online polls, lists of hyperlinks, and mobile versions. The… Read More

Public Agenda Adopts "Respect" Button

May 22, 2014

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization Public Agenda has begun using a version of the “Respect” button, developed by the Center for Media Engagement. On Public Agenda’s blog, if you highlight text anywhere in a post, or see the ReadrBoard… Read More