About the Project
The New America Foundation worked with a team of social scientists to conduct a series of experiments that increased the media’s understanding about (a) the effectiveness of fact checking by media organizations in reducing misinformation, (b) the effectiveness of different strategies that may be used by media to correct the false impressions and misperceptions that are held by their audiences, (c) the effectiveness of various strategies by media web sites to increase the appreciation of other points of view by their audiences.
These experiments provided media organizations, media educators, and those working to reform news media with key insights about how media can better inform and engage their readers, viewers, and listeners.
Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler:
- Which corrections work? Research results and practice recommendations
- The effects of fact-checking threat: Results from a field experiment in the states
- Labeling hyperlinks on news websites
- Making better use of online polls and quizzes
- Using a Respect Button in Social Media
- Journalist involvement in comment sections