Our Projects to Foster an Innovative Public Sector

Project to Improve Media Accuracy

Our research showed that manipulation of stories, sensationalism, and inaccurate headlines increased when stories had a public sector element. This unethical practice by the media hamstrings the Government’s attempts to make ideas happen, especially ideas that are innovative, radical, risky or unpopular with some groups of individuals. This project will score the level of accuracy in different media outlets and publish these results. Our aim is to make the practice of unethical levels of sensationalism and story manipulation unacceptable through enabling readers and listeners to assess the accuracy of media outlets and to making this visible with a league table of media accuracy.