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 […]
Each month until the end of the series in October, KNoW Science will partner with different Wikipedia country chapters as well as vaccine safety experts to host multi-lingual events.
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 […]
Students address the question, “How should news algorithms work?”
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?
Some researchers predict anti-vaccine views will dominate online discussion in 10 years’ time.
Some platforms have increased human intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic
Taking fact-checking as a straightforward signal for accuracy proves difficult because determining accuracy itself is challenging
Not all “news” sites are as transparent about the fact that they republish press releases.