General Election News Coverage: What Engages Audiences Down the Ballot

In the run-up to the 2016 general election, local news outlets focused less and less on coverage of issues, with coverage of corruption and scandal receiving more page views and social referrals.

Mobile News Notifications

People who receive mobile news notifications more frequently visit the corresponding news applications.

Primary Election Coverage: What Types of News Engage Audiences

Do audiences engage more with news coverage of campaign strategy or issues?

How One Community Responded to Solutions Journalism

In response to a newspaper series on the issue of poverty, the public tweeted more about poverty. The discussion, however, lasted only a short period.

Investigating the Influence of “Clickbait” News Headlines

We tested whether headlines written using varying levels of uncertainty prompt different reactions.

A Digital News Snapshot: An Analysis of 25 of the Top Sites Across Platforms

As news habits change, it’s important to understand what is available for news audiences across various platforms.

Solutions Headlines

Solutions-oriented headlines yield a modest increase in clicks over non-solutions headlines, but other factors may also affect clicks.

Solutions Journalism & News Engagement

There are benefits to newsrooms using solutions-based journalism, but it is not a cure-all for audience engagement.

Solutions Journalism

We found that solutions-based reporting may be an effective journalistic tool that serves the needs of both audiences and news organizations, and that it has the potential to increase reader engagement.

Analysis of News Sites

We examined 155 U.S. newspaper and television news websites to understand how they were using social media buttons, comment sections, online polls, lists of hyperlinks, and mobile version.