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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

Readers don’t buy outright lies — but social media users buy a blend of truth and partisan bias the most

Readers don’t buy outright lies — but social media users buy a blend of truth and partisan bias the most

Researchers say "fake news" is more defined by partisanship and identity politics than deception and misinformation.
The different ways journalism and librarianship academia address fake news

The different ways journalism and librarianship academia address fake news

A Bradley University professor found librarianship academic articles were less likely to be critical of misinformation on social media than journalism academic articles.
More engagement leads to more fake news sharing, researchers say

More engagement leads to more fake news sharing, researchers say

Researchers asked: How can we encourage citizens to be enthusiastic and politically active without spreading misinformation? 

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