Credibility

The Credibility of News Articles Plummeted Before and During the Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Caucus was a huge mess for a number of reasons, one of which may be that the credibility of news coverage of the Democratic candidates had a significant drop in the days before and during...
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News economics

Is unbiased news even possible?

Audiences are seeking unbiased news; news sources are failing to meet this need. Implicit bias makes it challenging for reporters to reduce judgment, and confirmation bias allows audiences to...
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Media Literacy

How credible is news coverage of the Democratic candidates?

Many Americans get their news from places like CNN, Fox News, USA Today, or Breitbart, often exclusively from just one source. But what if many of the articles from these news outlets suffer from...
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Media Literacy

What is the best email newsletter for news?

We often ask our readers what other newsletters they read and why. What we've learned is that different newsletters appeal to people for different reasons. Some people choose a newsletter due to a...
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Media Literacy

A solution for algorithmic transparency, as outlined to the US Senate

In June 2019 Stephen Wolfram, a pioneer in computer science research, was asked to testify to the US Senate Commerce Committee about one of the more pressing problems of our time: how internet...
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Company news

What if most news is not that important?

More than half of all Americans get a portion of our news from social media but most of us are frustrated by the experience. Rampant bias and even downright false stories are part of the problem...
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Company news

OwlFactor is now The Factual. Also — how not to name your startup.

I’m delighted to announce that today we’re rebranding OwlFactor as The Factual.
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Company news

OwlFactor launches Trusted News Service to combat biased and fake news

We are all sick of biased news, click-bait headlines, and fake news.
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8 min read
News economics - Feb 7, 2020

Is unbiased news even possible?

Audiences are seeking unbiased news; news sources are failing to meet this need. Implicit bias makes it challenging for reporters to reduce judgment, and confirmation bias allows audiences to filter for information that...
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8 min read
Media Literacy - Feb 6, 2020

How credible is news coverage of the Democratic candidates?

Many Americans get their news from places like CNN, Fox News, USA Today, or Breitbart, often exclusively from just one source. But what if many of the articles from these news outlets suffer from a significant lack of...
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4 min read
Media Literacy - Jan 14, 2020

What is the best email newsletter for news?

We often ask our readers what other newsletters they read and why. What we've learned is that different newsletters appeal to people for different reasons. Some people choose a newsletter due to a specific topic focus (e.g....
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3 min read
Media Literacy - Dec 2, 2019

A solution for algorithmic transparency, as outlined to the US Senate

In June 2019 Stephen Wolfram, a pioneer in computer science research, was asked to testify to the US Senate Commerce Committee about one of the more pressing problems of our time: how internet platforms persuade us to spend...
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4 min read
Company news - Nov 26, 2019

What if most news is not that important?

More than half of all Americans get a portion of our news from social media but most of us are frustrated by the experience. Rampant bias and even downright false stories are part of the problem but increasingly people are...
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7 min read
Company news - Sep 9, 2019

OwlFactor is now The Factual. Also — how not to name your startup.

I’m delighted to announce that today we’re rebranding OwlFactor as The Factual.
Read More
3 min read
Company news - May 24, 2019

OwlFactor launches Trusted News Service to combat biased and fake news

We are all sick of biased news, click-bait headlines, and fake news.
Read More
5 min read
Business models - Feb 13, 2019

Apple News subscription is fatally flawed but not because of the revenue share

On February 12, rumors leaked of a subscription coming soon from Apple News. The details are being refined but the concept seems to be $10/mth to access all news content across dozens of paywalled sites.
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10 min read
Business models - Nov 9, 2018

Why isn’t there a Netflix for News?

For most content — music, video, TV — there are subscription models that allow people to access a wide range of content for one low monthly fee. Spotify and Netflix have shown the demand is high for such offerings. So why...
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