We're reimagining what the future of news looks like
We're on a mission to fix a badly broken news ecosystem. A system that is prioritizing political agendas and clicks, while putting you, the reader, last.
Our mission is to reinvent the relationship between you and the news. You - not an algorithm - should be in the drivers seat. The emphasis ought to be on reader empowerment, fostering good habits while also not ignoring technology’s beneficial potential.
Join 150,000 mindful newsreaders who use Ground News to see every angle of the story and become a more informed, well-rounded person.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the news on Ground come from?The news on Ground comes from 3 types of sources: directly from over 50,000 major news publications (newspapers, news TV channels, news magazines) across the world, trending social media (including select blogs and verified first-hand reports), and Ground users directly reporting from the location. If you cannot find your favorite news publication on Ground, you can submit it for review within the app.
How do I know the news is real and accurate?All sources on Ground are vetted before they are allowed onto the platform. We check both publicly available information on the publication and its history of accurate journalism. Satire sources are allowed but clearly labelled. Although Ground users can suggest news publications for regions or views that they find under-represented, these publications are checked for accuracy of facts before their news is allowed onto Ground.
Does Ground have a political agenda?No, Ground has no political agenda and avoids judging the news or user comments. News is sourced from publications across the political spectrum and flagged with a Bias Rating if a publication presents facts with a partisan lens. The Ground team is happy to receive users from all walks of life, but the platform is independent of users’ political preferences.
How does Ground provide a Bias Rating on news stories?The Ground team takes no part in evaluating a Bias Rating on news publications or stories. Bias ratings are averaged from the published ratings by three non-profit news publication monitoring organizations: All Sides, Ad Fontes Media, and Media Bias Fact Check.
How does Ground decide what news stories to show me?No, Ground has no political agenda and avoids judging the news or user comments. News is sourced from publications across the political spectrum and flagged with a Bias Rating if a publication presents facts with a partisan lens. The Ground team is happy to receive users from all walks of life, but the platform is independent of users’ political preferences.
Ground News has made following the news more approachable, affordable, and engaging. I used to be comfortable in my bubble, only reading stories from local sources that I trusted. In all honesty, I found global news sources to be overwhelming and intimidating. Thanks to the unparalleled user experience of Ground News, I am proud to say that I’ve “bursted my bubble.”
Saira BlairFormer member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
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