About our project
- NewsQ Brief (April 2020)
News Ranking Review Panel
In its effort to support broad constructive engagement on the question of news quality, the NewsQ Initiative is piloting a panel review process of ranked news results. Composed of journalists, journalism experts, and technologists, the panels will delve into specific cases of news ranking and recommendation to understand whether generalizable guidance or principles regarding quality journalism—interpretable both by algorithms and by journalists—might emerge.
- Orientation Guide on Algorithms and News Ranking: an orientation to help newcomers to algorithms understand the challenge of news ranking and recommendation systems better.
- Orientation Guide to Platform News Products: Provides overviews for eight news products, mostly from the perspective of the goals expressed by platform owners themselves, with background and process for each product (vis-a-vis news).
- Reference Guide: News Genre: Includes examples of classification systems, including Opinion.
Quality Signal Database [under development]
As of 2020, the NewsQ Database contains over 100 units of information on over 12,000 news and information sites. Some of these units of information may be potential “signals” of quality journalism. This database, which is mostly focused on English-language US readership, is currently open for testing purposes to a limited number of invited researchers and participants.