The Engaging News Project’s research on civility and quality discussion in comment sections will be released soon in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. In the article, “Changing Deliberative Norms on
Solutions journalism is reporting about responses to entrenched social problems. It examines instances where people, institutions, and communities are working toward solutions. Solutions-based stories focus not just on what may be
The Engaging News Project examined a representative sample of 155 newspaper and television news websites in the United States to understand how they were using social media buttons, comment sections,
Hyperlinks are standard fare on news websites. By connecting people to more information, hyperlinks can help news site visitors find more information and learn more about important issues facing their
Many news websites have online polls on their sites. Although polls can be engaging for site visitors, there are downsides. Specifically, some site visitors may believe that online poll results
“Like.” Not only is it an indelible component of casual sentence structure, the term also governs how we respond to everything from news articles to comments from our closest friends
Hope for democratic participation. Pits of partisan incivility. Perceptions of online news comment sections run the gamut. Optimistically, online comment sections offer a forum for gathering and sharing diverse opinions.