As we mentioned earlier this year, NewsQ wants to spend the rest of 2021 zooming out a bit to consider the question of news quality. We will reflect on this question, not at the article level (i.e., “Is this article better than that one?”) but instead will consider, using a broad focus, about how we […]
It’s February already, but it still seems like the year has just begun. The NewsQ team has been spending the past month reflecting upon our work back in 2020, and brainstorming (designing!) what we’d like to do this year. Here are some of our plans. NewsQ Panels We’re happy to announce that we’re moving ahead […]
Why are you seeing that news story? The question of whether higher quality articles can be better ranked and recommended by news algorithms is central to the News Quality Initiative (NewsQ). But what exactly is an article of higher news or journalistic “quality”? Do journalists even agree about what news quality means? To see if […]
Exploring the challenge reporting on COVID-19 online amid breaking news cycles.
What should quality journalism online — through the distribution mechanisms of algorithms — look like? Over the next months, the NewsQ initiative looks forward to creating resources and fora in which to support constructive engagement on this issue. After all, we continue to be uneasy about the news. We know this. Through a number of […]