We experiment with new ways to increase public understanding of how news works. Rather than duplicate existing projects, we promote them and seek to expand their efforts. We collaborate with many partners.
We help newsrooms try new ways of being open about who they are, what they do and why — and to engage with their communities in ways that help people seek, understand, act on and even create news.
Featured Blog Post
News Co/Lab managing director Kristy Roschke writes about the results from our new survey ‘News, local news and opinion’ and how a simple word association tells a story of contrasting feelings about news and local news.
“What the results represent to us is the advantage local news organizations have to build — or rebuild — trust in their communities in order to reassert journalism’s importance as a pillar of democracy,” Roschke writes. “In spite of the odds, we are optimistic about local news’ role in reshaping public perception of ‘the media.’ The News Co/Lab aims to help the public find new ways of understanding and engaging with news and information.”
What We’re Reading
As the technology landscape evolves for young people, so do concerns about the impact it is having on their lives.
A new study finds nearly all education leaders are concerned about “students’ inability to gauge the reliability of online news.”