Insights, tools and research to advance journalism

Fact-checking and accountability journalism: Popular, effective — but sometimes misunderstood

Most people who studied journalism or communication at a broad selection of schools across the U.S. believe that fact-checking journalism is effective at improving political discourse, according to a new survey.

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In-Depth Research

The best practices for reaching a Millennial audience

Millennial readers present an opportunity for publishers, not just a new set of challenges. This Strategy Study interprets earlier research studies on Millennials and interviews more than a dozen leaders in Millennial media to identify key strategies to reach this young audience.

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Fact-checking research

‘Fact Check This’: How U.S. politics adapts to media scrutiny

Media fact-checking has become a fact of life for political professionals, and a new report looks at the ways the people who make those statements are adapting to the increased scrutiny.

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Metrics for News

This API program helps publishers build an empirical, data-informed news strategy through custom-built content analysis software, new journalism metrics and innovative audience surveys.

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Good Questions Q & A’s

Global Guides: 10 Good Questions with WorldFixer’s Mike Garrod

Pursuing a story in a foreign area can be complicated and dangerous. Enter “fixers,” local people who for years have been helping journalists and other visitors make arrangements during foreign assignments. We talked to WorldFixer's Mike Garrod about the journalist-fixer relationship and best practices for working with fixers.