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“Our simple definition, for the purposes of the wiki, is that ‘truth’ is something generally believed by people in a position to know, that are likely to tell the truth.”
Newsrooms are struggling to apply traditional ideas about objectivity to the current moment, and some journalists are being caught in the middle.
“Trends are not the same as news, but Facebook kinda wants them to be.”
“My sense is that what we have here is a feedback loop. Does media attention increase a candidate’s standing in the polls? Yes. Does a candidate’s standing in the polls increase media attention? Also yes.”
Plus: Russia cracks down on bloggers, the Los Angeles Times’ web redesign, and the rest of this week’s future-of-news reads.
As algorithms play an ever-larger role in how we get news and information, it’s important to realize the ways that bias — intentional or not — can seep into their decisions. Nicholas Diakopoulos
Plus: President Obama’s stop at Reddit, questions about bias and boundaries at The New York Times, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
Does the quest for balance in news stories open journalists up to claims of bias? It’s all about the framing. Jonathan Stray
Nonprofit news orgs aren’t all ProPublicas; many are driven by political interests and aren’t transparent about their funding, a Pew analysis finds. Joshua Benton
March 25, 2011