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 […]
Category: Signals Research
Not all “news” sites are as transparent about the fact that they republish press releases.
What aspects of diversity are most important to consider when it comes to ranking and recommending the news?
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 […]
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 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 […]