Parents' Guide to

Ground News

By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Compare coverage of current events and control for bias.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try News
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are not created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

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Teens and adults will enjoy this easy to navigate platform that presents news coverage in a way that promotes news literacy. The design of the app aims to help readers see beyond the political hype and sensationalism. By labeling news coverage with perceived political bias and providing analysis that shows how sources across the political spectrum cover current events, Ground News lets readers compare, analyze, and draw conclusions. Having access to a range of sources not only allows readers to see how bias impacts coverage, it also encourages greater awareness and informed decision making. Those seeking to be more critical consumers of news will appreciate the filters and comparison tools. The map feature is a great tool to narrow or broaden readers' scope. Zooming into a specific location provides links to local news, while zooming out pin points trending articles from around the world. This feature is a great way to explore and access news readers would normally not tune into. The discover tool is another neat feature that encourages readers to explore news relevant to different categories or topics. Overall, Ground News is a comprehensive app that combines effective comparison tools and links to a wide collection of news sources. Not only does the app seek to promote greater consumer awareness, by providing a bias analysis based on browsing trends, it also seeks to make readers more aware of their own personal biases. Reader's curiosity and desire to be informed drives the app; however, readers can also use the filters to access news that only aligns with their existing bias.

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