Saturday, March 4, 2017

Country needs an independent news analysis institution to provide feedback to media

How to analyze news and what shall be the criteria?

Are the information provided backed by the evidence?


Do they site down the evidence in the news?
Do evidence are from reliable sources with rigorous testing?
Does the news show one-sided or biased views without looking at all angles?
Is the information provided is an opinion/belief/viewpoint or hypothesis or scientific theory?


Opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

Does the hypothesis/claim is well tested and is statistically significant to draw the conclusion?


Alternate and Null Hypothesis



Is media promoting pseudoscience?


Does the discussion done come under any of the logical fallacy?

For more detailed explanation of logical fallacy with examples is given in

Important details for Evaluating a News Article:



Line by line scripts of news taking context into consideration must be analyzed along with bulk analysis by data scientists.

The independent institute should open source the analysis to public so that it can be audited and reviewed by third parties. It should also come under RTI.

The institute will provide feedback to the media so that they can improve upon themselves.

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