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The News Co/Lab aims to help the public find new ways of understanding and engaging with news and information. We’re based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Our Approach

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.

Newsrooms

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.

Our Funders

We’re grateful for our launch support from the Facebook Journalism Project, News Integrity Initiative, Democracy Fund, and Rita Allen Foundation. Each funder invests in a portfolio of projects worth looking at.

Featured News

If you hate the media, you’re more likely to be fooled by a fake headline: Read Nieman Lab’s feature on the News Co/Lab’s latest research with the Center for Media Engagement.

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What We’re Reading

Shortcut Roundup: Quick guides to become media literate

Shortcut Roundup: Quick guides to become media literate

We compiled a list of nine useful acronyms and easy-to-remember questions that make media literacy easy.

Fake and conspiracy news outlets dominated during 2016 election

Fake and conspiracy news outlets dominated during 2016 election

Knight research finds 6.6 million tweets linked to fake and conspiracy news publishers in the month before the 2016 election.

Disease is now transmitted via Facebook statuses and Google results

Disease is now transmitted via Facebook statuses and Google results

“Misinfodemics” are a threat to public health. Learn why journalists, scientists and tech companies need to work to stop its spread.

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