Spectrum News Prism
By StoneTones LLC
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Insight is Priceless! All sources of news contain some form of bias. Some use it as an explicit marketing tool, some attempt to remain objective, but all news sources cover the same story differently. Spectrum News Prism was designed to help explore stories across news sources. News sources are ranked across the spectrum of ideology, from liberal to conservative, literally left to right, providing an intuitive browsing tool to compare coverage between them. Does the story lead with the negative or bury it in the end? Do the editorial decisions and word choices reflect bias regarding the stories content? The only way to tell is to compare them in real time. Search for a single word, issue or name and scroll across the spectrum of coverage to compare real-time coverage across news sources!
Confront and explore your confirmation bias!
Confirmation bias is the human tendency to seek out information from sources that agree with our existing thoughts. This tendency limits our ability to view the news objectively and hinders our ability to see all the facets of a news story and gain a real understanding of events. Spectrum News Prism was designed to provide a simple, intuitive interface to news browsing that encourages the exploration of a story across news sources to gain the most complete perspective possible.
What's New in Version 1.1
Insight is Priceless!
News junkies dream
I just stumbled on this app, I had no idea how disparate news coverage of the same story is across different news outlets! This app really makes that clear and easy to discover. I would suggest single-word searches to maximize the search results, but I LOVE the sliding interface that changes news sources and indicates the liberal-conservative bent of the source. It is interesting just to browse back and forth as the days news progresses. Really an interesting execution of an interesting idea!
Cool like the Ice tray, hot like the JB'S.