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Why does Wikipedia need a reliable sources list on vaccines? [UPDATE]

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 […]

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Why does Wikipedia need a reliable sources list on vaccines? 

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 […]

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News Ranking Review Panels Updates

Article: Journalistic Values and Expertise in Platform News Distribution

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.

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Announcing the Journalism Source Diversity Dashboard and Monitor

The WordPress plugin helps reporters visualize source-diversity proportions for quotes in their article drafts as well as published pieces.

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NewsQ Collaborates With Knowledge Futures Group

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 […]

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Brainstorming How to Assess the Quality of Vaccine News Stories

“While much gets discussed that is problematic in vaccine reporting, we were looking for feedback from experts across journalism, science, and technology about how to identify quality vaccine news.”

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Can News Distribution Improve? Journalism Panels Consider the Question

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 […]

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Hacks/Hackers, Partners Awarded Funding to Participate in the 2021 National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator

The team will develop practical interventions that help individuals and community moderators analyze information quality to build trust and address vaccine hesitancy.

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Takeaways from the COVID-19 Community Convening

NewsQ’s KNoW Science, MuckRock, and SciLine organized the COVID-19 Community Convening, an online meeting that connected local newsrooms with science and health experts.

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What We’re Reading: September Updates from the NewsQ Library

A sample of just some of the articles, blog posts, and stories the NewsQ team has been reading recently.