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.
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.
What We’re Reading
Tabloid news has a higher reach amongst low-income individuals, suggesting misinformation disproportionately affects poorer people.
A new study finds Australians want their news to be accurate and objective, not necessarily friendly and accessible.