RE: journalism award signals

I agree with Annette. In the scholarly world, we will talk about the authors/researchers who have won the Nobel. Wiley is not awarded a Nobel. The people or organizations who publish with Wiley are.

Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Lead

From: Annette Greiner <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: journalism award signals

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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.

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:


     *   This provided inputs for a major expose by Buzzfeed News:


     *   Showing that right leaning sites track more intensely than left leaning sites (Covered by WIRED:

  1.  bias in news and social media during political crises


  1.  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):


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

From: Sandro Hawke <><>
Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020 at 15:51
To: Credible Web CG <><>
Subject: journalism award signals
Resent from: <><>
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:<>  (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<>.

       -- Sandro


Annette Greiner (she)

NERSC Data and Analytics Services

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Received on Thursday, 20 February 2020 13:50:38 UTC