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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

UT Austin study suggests process boxes can boost audience trust

UT Austin study suggests process boxes can boost audience trust

Audiences rated news stories with a box explaining their process as more trustworthy than articles without.

Flu vaccine myths and misinformation: Don’t spread it in the first place

Flu vaccine myths and misinformation: Don’t spread it in the first place

The spread of flu vaccine misinformation is changing the way we share information.

College students are skeptical of misinformation

College students are skeptical of misinformation

Half of students surveyed said they are not confident in discerning “real news” from “fake news.”

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