Chicago News Landscape

With the help of City Bureau, our researchers analyzed what people in Chicago think about the news media and how it varies depending on where people live.

Trust in Online News

The inclusion of Trust Indicators can result in higher opinions about the news organizations and journalists that use them, according to the Center for Media Engagement’s research with the Trust Project.

A Survey of Snapchat Users: Media, Politics, & the 2016 Election

In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, we surveyed Snapchat users about their use of the app, specifically for news and politics.

General Election News Coverage: What Engages Audiences Down the Ballot

In the run-up to the 2016 general election, local news outlets focused less and less on coverage of issues, with coverage of corruption and scandal receiving more page views and social referrals.

Mobile News Notifications

People who receive mobile news notifications more frequently visit the corresponding news applications.

Primary Election Coverage: What Types of News Engage Audiences

Do audiences engage more with news coverage of campaign strategy or issues?

How One Community Responded to Solutions Journalism

In response to a newspaper series on the issue of poverty, the public tweeted more about poverty. The discussion, however, lasted only a short period.

Investigating the Influence of “Clickbait” News Headlines

We tested whether headlines written using varying levels of uncertainty prompt different reactions.

A Digital News Snapshot: An Analysis of 25 of the Top Sites Across Platforms

As news habits change, it’s important to understand what is available for news audiences across various platforms.

Solutions Headlines

Solutions-oriented headlines yield a modest increase in clicks over non-solutions headlines, but other factors may also affect clicks.