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NewsQ Updates

Hello 2021 (A NewsQ Update)

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 […]

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Why That Story? Journalism Panel Recommendations on News Feeds

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 […]

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NewsQ Updates

Announcing the Winners of the NewsQ for Social Good Hackathon

Students address the question, “How should news algorithms work?”

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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?

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NewsQ KNoW NewsQ Updates

NewsQ KNoW Science: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Some researchers predict anti-vaccine views will dominate online discussion in 10 years’ time.

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News Algorithms

How Platforms Curate and Elevate Reliable Information During Emergencies

Some platforms have increased human intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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News Algorithms

What is the Relationship Between Fact-checks and Accuracy? (Part II)

Taking fact-checking as a straightforward signal for accuracy proves difficult because determining accuracy itself is challenging

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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.

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News Algorithms News Ranking Review Panels Signals Research

The Challenge of Improving Diversity in News Feeds

What aspects of diversity are most important to consider when it comes to ranking and recommending the news?

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News Algorithms Signals Research

What is the Relationship Between Fact-checks and Accuracy?

The first of two blog posts. Many news consumers are unclear about the practice of fact-checking, which is commonly used as a proxy for accuracy in journalism. Over the course of two blog posts, I’ll dig deeper into what fact-checking actually is, in practice, and what it aspires to be. The second blog post will […]