Political Coverage on Facebook

With the help of a national newsroom, we conducted 118 experiments on Facebook to test the success of different headlines, images, and status updates on Facebook.

Online Quizzes and Interest in Political News

Our researchers found that online political quizzes increase people’s interest in political news and make them feel more knowledgeable about politics.

A Progress Report: Media Engagement Through Theater

In partnership with The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), we are analyzing how attitudes change based on seeing a play. This is a progress report on our first effort. (photo: Leah Mahan)

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.