News Algorithms

Do Journalism Awards Really Signal News Quality?

Journalism prizes, such as the Pulitzers, seem like natural indicators of news quality for general audiences and for ranking and recommendation algorithms, but are they really?

News Algorithms Signals Research

How Do Press Releases End Up in Our News Feeds?

Not all “news” sites are as transparent about the fact that they republish press releases.

Signals Research

Can Improving Algorithms in Fact Improve News Quality?

Highly ranked stories, which might reward outlets financially, do not necessarily result in the production of quality journalism.