In this activity area, NewsQ facilitates solution prototypes to the news ranking and recommendation challenge among people with different interests and backgrounds.
Seed Grants for Data Projects
NewsQ has offered a few grants for data projects that may surface journalistic standards for news ranking and recommendation systems. These projects will also eventually give data back to the NewsQ Database. One example recipient is the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and their project on journalistic ethics and behavior:
“NewsRank for Social Good” Hackathon
Building news ranking and recommendation systems can be tough. Their results make their way into a number of products, but are most easily seen in News tabs or applications such as Google News, Bing News, and Apple News and their lists of recommended news articles.
What factors determine which articles get top billing? And how should social values be incorporated into the mix? Using a hackathon format, we are inviting students to offer their creative approaches to the problem.