|Screenshot of AdFontes news-media bias graph; to enlarge, click on it; for the interactive version, click here.|
The Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations) and Ad Fontes Media, which calls itself “a leader in media-bias intelligence,” have created an interactive graph with political-bias and reliability ratings for newspapers and magazines audited by AAM. “Ad Fontes selects a sample of a news source’s content over various news cycles,” it says. “Each piece is rated individually by a panel of analysts representing right, left and center political viewpoints. The ratings are discussed by the panel and averaged to generate scores for both reliability and political bias. Learn more about the chart’s methodology here.
Trusting News offers six ways to answer anticipated questions about your journalism in order to make it more transparent.
The artifical-intelligence program ChatGPT can create a fake newspaper in minutes, The Poynter Institute‘s Alex Mahadevam reports.
How to help your newspaper grow: Give readers what they want, and to attract younger yeaders, have a younger staff, consultant Kevin Slimp writes in his latest column after meeting with a focus group for the Standard Banner in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Paxton Media Group is acquiring the Chronicle-Independent, the Lee County Observer, the Blythewood Country Chronicle, the Winnsboro/Fairfield County Country Chronicle, the Fort Jackson Leader, The Shaw News and “assorted glossy magazines and websites” from Camden Media Co., a long-time partnership of Mike Mischner of Camden, S.C., and Charles H. Morris of Savannah, reports Cribb, Cope & Potts, which brokered the sale. Terms were undisclosed.
El Rito Media, a startup that raised eyebrows when it bought the Rio Grande Sun in northern New Mexico last year, buys a second paper: bought the Artesia Daily Press in southeast New Mexico from the Green family, which founded it in 1954 and had sold its other newspapers, reports newspaper broker Dirks, Van Essen and April, which handled the sale. Terms were undisclosed.