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News Algorithms Updates

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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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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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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NewsQ Readings

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.

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NewsQ Readings

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

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

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Signals Research

How are Trust, Standards and News Quality All Related?

What challenges are there when attempting to incorporate fact-checking into news ranking systems that consider news quality?

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Signals Research

Can Improving Algorithms in Fact Improve News Quality?

Highly ranked stories, which might reward outlets financially, do not necessarily result in the production of quality journalism.

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How Online Communities Can Identify and Promote Quality News

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.