Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

University of Texas at Austin: The Center for Media Engagement

The Center for Media Engagement has a single aim: to provide research-based techniques for engaging news audiences in commercially-viable and democratically-beneficial ways.

Why We Invested

The Center for Media Engagement provides research on news engagement, comment sections, site tools, and a variety of media-focused topics. It also connects to journalistic and academic communities through workshops and events with industry leaders. The Center’s research is regularly covered by trade publications like Nieman Lab, Poynter, and the American Press Institute.

How You Can Get Involved

  1. Follow the Center for Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter.
  2. Adopt a new practice based on their research. Try a slider poll on your site, see what happens when a reporter interacts in the comment section, use a Respect Button. (Do contact them as they’re happy to help you get it set up.)
  3. Sign up for their newsletter.