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Goodbye from NewsQ, and Thank You

This is a brief note to say that the News Quality Initiative (NewsQ) project has concluded, and to share our appreciation for the contributions of our partners and collaborators. In a world of many platforms and preferences, how can quality journalism be elevated? This is the question that the News Quality Initiative has sought to […]

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Introducing CREDBOT: Reliable Source Evaluation Across the Wikiverse

‘Credibility Bot’ makes it easier for Wikipedians to collaborate and consistently improve article source quality.

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Hacks/Hackers, Partners Advance to Phase II of National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator

The ARTT Guide software tool presents, for the first time, a unique framework of possible responses for everyday conversations around tricky topics, all informed by online information analysis, to help motivated citizens answer the question: “What do I say (and how do I say it)?”

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ARTT Project Covered by Public Health Review Morning Edition

The interview was with Public Health Review Morning Edition, a daily podcast covering public health. 

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What is ‘Quality’ Vaccine Journalism?

A new questionnaire aims to help answer this question The COVID-19 pandemic has called attention to the importance of reliable health and science reporting. This type of reporting can have a powerful effect on the public’s understanding of, and attitude toward, scientific topics. However, because health and science reporting often involve the communication of complex […]

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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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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.”