WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Our.News, a non-partisan online platform that helps make it easier for anyone to fact-check news and content online, together with the Freedom Forum Institute, the programs and initiatives partner of the Newseum, today announced a partnership with AllSides, a media bias rating company. The partnership will bring AllSides' Media Bias Ratings into the company's flagship Newstrition® tool.
Newstrition® is a suite of interactive tools that make it easy for the public to make informed decisions about what is real and what is "junk" news. Available both as free browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox, and as Software-as-a-Service tools for news platforms, Newstrition provides verified background information about thousands of news publishers, plus information on authors, editors, 3rd party fact-checks, article sources, public ratings, and more. With today's announcement, AllSides Media Bias Ratings are now embedded within Newstrition.
"AllSides' non-partisan approach to measuring and reporting bias provides news consumers with tremendous value," said Richard Zack, Cofounder and CEO. "Many of our users requested this integration, and we are thrilled to incorporate their Media Bias Ratings into Newstrition."
"AllSides is thrilled to reach a broader segment of news consumers through our integration with Newstrition. We share the mission of empowering readers by creating greater media transparency, and our bias ratings fulfill a key role in cultivating awareness about the realities of our multi-partisan media landscape," said John Gable, CEO and Co-Founder of AllSides.
"There's nothing wrong with news publishers having political leanings, but readers should be aware of them," said Lata Nott, Executive Director of the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute. "Embedding AllSides' ratings in Newstrition makes it easier for users to know what's in the news they're consuming."
The AllSides Media Bias Ratings will also be included as a feature in the Company's Newstrition mobile apps, which will be available later this year.
About AllSides: Since its founding in 2012, AllSides has rated the bias of over 600 media outlets and writers. AllSides Media Bias Ratings help news readers to easily identify different perspectives. By making the political leanings of hundreds of media sources transparent, AllSides frees people from filter bubbles so they can better understand the world — and each other. Ratings are determined using a patented process. They're based on data gathered from years of multi-partisan analysis and multiple methodologies, including blind surveys, editorial reviews, community feedback, third party data, and over 100,000 community feedback votes.
About Our.News: Our.News is a startup devoted to fighting misinformation and rebuilding trust in legitimate journalism. Their innovative platform provides tools for news publishers, social networks, and content aggregators, making it easier for consumers to make a quick determination between real and junk news. In partnership with the Freedom Forum Institute at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C., the company's interactive Newstrition® labels provide unprecedented transparency about What's In Your News?®, including verified fact-checking info on publishers, authors, editors, article sources, third party fact-checks, public ratings, & more. For more information, visit www.our.news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About the Freedom Forum Institute. The Freedom Forum Institute is the education and outreach partner of the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. The Institute includes the First Amendment Center, the Religious Freedom Center, the Newseum's education department and diversity and inclusion programs. The Freedom Forum Institute's affiliate organizations include the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota; the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi; and the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University. The Freedom Forum Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including its principal funder, the Freedom Forum.
About the Newseum. The mission of the Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives. Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum has seven levels with 15 galleries and 15 theaters. The Newseum also reaches millions of students through its robust offering of on-site classes and workshops. The Newseum is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including its principal funder, the Freedom Forum. For more information, visit newseum.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.