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Research Featured in Top...

November 6, 2014

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

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ENP Celebrates News Engagment...

October 16, 2014

On Oct. 7, the Engaging News Project took part in the inaugural National News Engagement Day, a day devoted to raising awareness about the importance of news engagement. National News

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Team Shares Quiz Tool at ONA...

October 16, 2014

In late September, Engaging News Project Director Natalie Stroud and Developer John Macon presented the team’s new Create a Quiz feature at the Online News Association’s 2014 Conference in Chicago.

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ENP Teams With NICD For...

September 9, 2014

The Engaging News Project and the National Institute for Civil Discourse have teamed up on a literature review that presents an overview of what the organizations already know about online

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SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM

June 2, 2014

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

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NEWS SITE ANALYSIS

March 13, 2014

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,

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HYPERLINKS

September 18, 2013

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

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ONLINE POLLS AND QUIZZES

September 18, 2013

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

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SOCIAL MEDIA BUTTONS

September 18, 2013

“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

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COMMENT SECTIONS

September 18, 2013

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.

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