University of Texas at Austin

For Support Of Research On Tools And Practices To Improve The Democratic Impact Of Online News

Overview
The Engaging News Project researches, develops, and tests innovations in how newsrooms can better present news in a rapidly changing digital age. Today an estimated 50 percent of Americans name the Internet as a main source of news, but most online news organizations lack the resources to rigorously test and evaluate new techniques for citizen engagement. The project aims to provide research-based techniques for engaging online audiences in ways that are more democratically beneficial. This grant would support new research on public engagement and civility within online comment sections, and on factors that encourage people to consider the perspectives of those holding different political views.
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Austin, TX 78722

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