This week is Media Literacy Week! Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators, and active citizens.
AI will add new challenges to the election process in 2024, the likes of which voters have never dealt with before.
Cognitive biases — such as primacy bias, priming, anchoring, and recency bias — play a key role in how politicians and the media interact with voters.
At AllSides, bias is not about blame or finding fault. It is about helping readers and our entire democracy to understand each other better.
Google’s new features can help provide users with a more balanced, well-informed perspective — if done right. If applied without balance, they also have the potential to push people further into filter bubbles.
For our balanced news curation AllSides analyze content more closely to confirm whether the publisher’s label is accurate, and will sometimes change it on our website to more precisely reflect the style of journalism in the article at hand
The mental and psychological toll of news consumption remains largely unknown to the general news consumer.
Fact checker bias is revealed by the claims chosen to check; the sources used; and opinionated judgements presented as fact in the process of checking a claim.
What if it’s not just our political views that might be controlled through biased news, but also our emotions and sense of trust?
"Disturbing rise," "serious accusations" — it's important to be aware when journalists use adjectives, so you can decide for yourself whether the descriptor is acceptable.
What's a bigger issue: not seeing enough information, or not trusting information when you see it?
Media Roundtable is one of the new initiatives trying to alter the business incentives in media.
At this week’s Olympic trials, hundreds of incredible athletes put forth their best efforts to achieve their dream: joining the USA Olympic Team. A lucky few made the cut. Theirs are inspiring stories of overcoming challenges and the importance of hard work and perseverance.
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. The coronavirus pandemic led to the emergence of conspiracy theories about the origins and nature of the new virus. In part reflecting intense political polarization in the United States, conspiracy groups like QAnon have risen...
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Mistakes are an inevitable part of journalism. But how publications fix those mistakes is more important and telling of their ethical principles. Gannett, the publishing company that owns USA TODAY (Center bias) and roughly 100...