Conference Paper: “News Verification Suite: Towards System Design to Supplement Reporters’ and Editors’ Judgements”
The following paper was recently posted by the author in the Western University (Canada) institutional repository. It was also published in Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI2017).
News Verification Suite: Towards System Design to Supplement Reporters’ and Editors’ Judgements
Victoria L. Rubin
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI2017).
The News Verification Suite aims to provide users with a set of functions to verify information in the news. This paper offers a conceptual basis and a vision of system elements towards automated fact-checking in news production, curation, and consumption. The traditional model of journalism is compared to ‘news sharing a.s.a.p.’, highlighting similarities between journalistic criteria of excellence and LIS mandates for credibility and information quality. Potential steps for intervention with text-analytical technologies are identified – deception detection, rumor busting, satire labeling; they are nascent but feasible.
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See Also: PREPRINT: Book Chapter also written by Victoria Rubin
“Deception Detection and Rumor Debunking for Social Media”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.