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. In two blog posts, I’ll dig deeper into what fact-checking actually is, in practice, and what it aspires to be. One of NewsQ’s aims is to understand what […]
Exploring the challenge reporting on COVID-19 online amid breaking news cycles.
What challenges are there when attempting to incorporate fact-checking into news ranking systems that consider news quality?
Highly ranked stories, which might reward outlets financially, do not necessarily result in the production of quality journalism.
The NewsQ team recently participated in WikiConference North America, a four-day, 70-session conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that focused on information reliability and credibility.
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics will use NewsQ signals data to explore whether journalism ethics data can inform behavioral signals on journalism for platforms as well as the news industry.
How effective are blacklists or whitelists in guiding readers to reliable sources of information? What criteria and methods should we use to construct and share these lists? And how do we ensure that the lists themselves remain reliable over time? As concern about the spread of misinformation and disinformation online has continued to increase, so […]
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 […]