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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Media Literacy

Using The Factual to evaluate news credibility

With the rampant spread of misinformation on social networks people are more aware they must evaluate the news with a critical eye.
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Media Literacy

NewsGuard solves the wrong problem for today’s news landscape

This week NewsGuard launched to much fanfare as it heralds the end of fake news with “nutrition labels” for 7500 news sites. Unfortunately the effort misses the real issues that plague the news...
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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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8 min read
Media Literacy - Nov 7, 2018

Using The Factual to evaluate news credibility

With the rampant spread of misinformation on social networks people are more aware they must evaluate the news with a critical eye.
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6 min read
Media Literacy - Mar 3, 2018

NewsGuard solves the wrong problem for today’s news landscape

This week NewsGuard launched to much fanfare as it heralds the end of fake news with “nutrition labels” for 7500 news sites. Unfortunately the effort misses the real issues that plague the news today — news bias and variable...
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