About NewsQ

NewsQ is an initiative of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and supported by Hacks/Hackers. NewsQ seeks to elevate quality journalism when algorithms rank and recommend news articles online. We approach this problem by engaging in design thinking activities in collaboration with technology, journalism, academia and other communities.

NewsQ grows out of the awareness that, in order to confront the challenge of supporting quality journalism amid decreasing revenues, shared definitions, data, and conversations are essential. Through our participatory approach, we hope to promote constructive steps towards solutions. And in this way, NewsQ hopes to contribute to efforts that drive financial support towards quality news and away from disinformation, and misinformation.

About the Center and Project Funders

The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism serves as a catalyst for journalism innovation and sustainability by running education programs, events, and communities.

This initiative was formerly known as the Quality News Project and for a brief period of time as the NewsQA project.

Since 2018, NewsQ has received support from the Facebook Journalism Project and Civic, incubated at TED. It has also received an award from the Computing Community Consortium.