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

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 symbol,… Read More

Director Speaks at ISOJ

May 22, 2014

CME Director Natalie Stroud speaks at the Global Roundup Breakfast at the 2014 International Symposium on Online Journalism. In early April, Center for Media Engagement Director Natalie Stroud presented some of the project’s findings at the International Symposium on… Read More

Texas Tribune Uses Respect Button on New Site

May 13, 2014

The Texas Tribune has begun using the “Respect” button on their new site, TribTalk. TribTalk is a digital forum for dialogue, featured submitted commentary and opinion pieces. The “Respect” button is being used in the site’s comment section. To… Read More

Solutions Journalism Benefits Readers, News Organizations

May 10, 2014

A new report from the Center for Media Engagement and the Solutions Journalism Network illustrates that solutions-based journalism is an effective journalistic tool that benefits both readers and news organizations. Solutions journalism reports about responses to entrenched social problems. Read More

CME Teams With NICD For Online Discourse Research

May 9, 2014

The Center for Media Engagement and the National Institute for Civil Discourse have teamed up on a literature review that presents an overview of what the organizations already know about online discussion, and helps them begin to think about… Read More

Team Shares Quiz Tool At ONA Conference

May 8, 2014

In late September, Center for Media Engagement Director Natalie Stroud and Developer John Macon presented the team’s new Create a Quiz feature at the Online News Association’s 2014 Conference in Chicago. During their presentation, the team demonstrated the “Create… Read More