This is a brief note to say that the News Quality Initiative (NewsQ) project has concluded, and to share our appreciation for the contributions of our partners and collaborators. In a world of many platforms and preferences, how can quality journalism be elevated? This is the question that the News Quality Initiative has sought to […]
As we mentioned in this earlier post, NewsQ has started a project with Knowledge Futures Group that will allow members of the Wikipedia community to use data, based upon previous Wikipedian deliberations, to achieve a more robust, defensible consensus around reliable sources. We are collaborating with experienced Wikipedia editors participating in the Wikimedia DC chapter […]
And… How you can get involved Wikipedia strives to be a source of accurate information. This concern for accuracy comes in part from the Wikipedia community’s collaborative, robust approach to reviewing new articles, and new additions to existing articles. For example, English-language Wikipedians develop consensus evaluations around news and other information sources for citation in […]
A new paper discusses how the effort to prioritize news content according to journalistic values belongs to a larger question regarding the role of expertise within democratic societies.
For several years, NewsQ has continued to do what it does best: collaborating with others to find solutions for elevating quality journalism online. Besides the contributions of NewsQ’s trusted collaborators, data is the key to identifying how algorithms rank and recommend quality news articles online. Another challenge: due to the scale and multi-year effort needed […]
When journalists think about the swirling world of news online, what ways would make it better? How can news distribution — or all the ways that it gets ranked, recommended, and shared — change and produce a “web [of news] we want” (h/t Mozilla)? This is the main question we at the News Quality Initiative […]
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.