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Re: journalism award signals

From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:41:38 -0500
To: public-credibility@w3.org
Message-ID: <a96819b0-8655-650b-7597-196282d92d1a@verizon.net>
Point well taken, Annette.  Beyond peer recognition however, it would be 
good to make salient the underlying performance indicators specifying 
what excellence truly means.

In the case of U.S. federal agencies, section 10 
of the GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA) requires them to publish their 
performance reports in machine-readable format.  It would be good if 
some of the laureates associated with DOE and LBNL could help lead the way.

In the meantime, on their behalf, I have published their strategic plans 
in open, standard, machine-readable StratML format at 

Perhaps someday news organizations will be held accountable not only for 
doing likewise but also paying greater deference to reliable data than 
to story telling based so heavily on personal perspectives.  If not, 
more of what we already see is what we are likely to get, both literally 
as well as figuratively.

BTW, here's OKF's data journalism guide in StratML format: 
https://stratml.us/carmel/iso/DJH5MFGwStyle.xml Unfortunately, it says 
noting about the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (FEBPA 
<https://stratml.us/drybridge/index.htm#FEBPA>), including Title II, the 
OPEN Government Data Act (OGDA 

It is ironic that Congress, which is held in such low regard, seems to 
be so far ahead of the news media, the "knowledge" community, and the 
W3C in recognizing the importance of open, standard schema-compliant, 
machine-readable public records. 


On 2/19/2020 6:59 PM, Annette Greiner wrote:
> One of the things that the awards idea makes me think about is 
> evaluating not just a site but the organization that publishes it. 
> Scientific organizations don't get journalism awards, but their 
> researchers may well get prestigious scientific awards, like Nobel 
> Prizes and Fields Medals. I work at a lab that's pretty conspicuous 
> for its Nobels, so I don't want to emphasize that more than it 
> deserves, but in general I want to make sure this list doesn't end up 
> only making sense for journalistic sites.
> -Annette
> On 2/19/20 9:21 AM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>> On 2/19/20 11:48 AM, Sastry, Nishanth wrote:
>>> Hello Sandro, all,
>>> This just a quick email to introduce myself as a new member to the 
>>> group, from King’s College London. I had applied to the credible web 
>>> WG several months back, but got approved by our University contact 
>>> just days before, and have since been added to this email list.
>>> We have done a bunch of work looking at
>>>  1. hyper partisan websites, in the context of the US Presidential
>>>     elections:
>>>   * https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/nishanth.sastry/publication/nrswww-2018-b/
>>>       o This provided inputs for a major expose by Buzzfeed News:
>>>         https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/inside-the-partisan-fight-for-your-news-feed
>>>   * https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/nishanth.sastry/publication/nrswww-2020/
>>>       o Showing that right leaning sites track more intensely than
>>>         left leaning sites (Covered by WIRED:
>>>         https://www.wired.com/story/right-left-news-site-ad-tracking/)
>>>  2. bias in news and social media during political crises
>>>   * https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/nishanth.sastry/publication/karamshuk-16-slant/
>>>  3. And finally, on transferring trust across domains (which is very
>>>     aligned with what I see in the signals draft. We also use age as
>>>     an “ungameable” signal to transfer trust across domains. We do
>>>     this for IDs of individuals rather than domains, but the paper
>>>     develops ways to calibrate trust, answering questions such as –
>>>     is a 10 year-old Facebook ID more trustworthy than a 15 year old
>>>     Gmail ID, for example):
>>>   * https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/nishanth.sastry/publication/nr-swww-16/
>> Very nice.  I'd love to get into signals about individuals, but we it 
>> looked like websites would be a little simpler, and we wanted to 
>> start in the simplest possible place.  Hopefully we can get into such 
>> things fairly soon.
>>>  *
>>> I will join the Zoom at 7pm GMT, and can add any further details 
>>> that may be interesting to the group. Looking forward.
>> Great, looking forward to meeting you.  This meeting will be mostly 
>> about wrapping up this little sprint, but then hopefully we can 
>> expand a bit for the next phase.
>>      -- Sandro
>>> Best wishes
>>> nishanth
>>> *From: *Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
>>> *Date: *Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 15:51
>>> *To: *Credible Web CG <public-credibility@w3.org>
>>> *Subject: *journalism award signals
>>> *Resent from: *<public-credibility@w3.org>
>>> *Resent date: *Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 15:51
>>> I did a bit more work on the Journalism Awards, framing it as a 
>>> general signal and one more specific signals.
>>> I put them into the "reviewed signals" draft, marked as "pending".
>>> Here's a dated version of that draft: 
>>> https://credweb.org/reviewed-signals-20200219/ 
>>> <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcredweb.org%2Freviewed-signals-20200219%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cnishanth.sastry%40kcl.ac.uk%7C1c1f34f786234483d96c08d7b5539380%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=Vf7GBSfAxU5%2BtP8oOqK1vMf0Oxw2DgDXLWtBoQ8f4k0%3D&reserved=0>  
>>> (The undated version presumably wont show them as pending after 
>>> today, which could confuse someone reading this later.)
>>> Meeting in about 3 hours, as usual. Agenda 
>>> <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fdocument%2Fd%2F1-KcB121I6D6J2ZdQET-qatqCaqv3ttlZkfhgyWEk7nM%2Fedit&data=01%7C01%7Cnishanth.sastry%40kcl.ac.uk%7C1c1f34f786234483d96c08d7b5539380%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=fu%2FG4cV3ziND%2BcDFacnZsRAKJLiVYuYwRF9c9Ik%2FSFM%3D&reserved=0>.
>>>        -- Sandro
> -- 
> Annette Greiner (she)
> NERSC Data and Analytics Services
> Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Received on Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:41:56 UTC

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