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 isn’t there something similar for news? This question is timely as news organizations grapple …
With the rampant spread of misinformation on social networks people are more aware they must evaluate the news with a critical eye.
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 quality journalism.
We recently launched a Chrome extension that helps people understand if the news they are reading is high quality and suggests better articles from across the political spectrum. The launch was a decent success after a string of failures.