For anyone fighting against the rise of misinformation, sensationalism, and biased news, the Ground News Mac app will help you easily compare how a story is being covered by thousands of sources from across the political spectrum and from around the world.
If you are like the many people who feel overwhelmed and under-informed as they piece together patchwork information from social media and conflicting news sources, Ground News will empower you with an array of visualization and comparison tools that makes it simple to analyze, understand, and draw your own conclusions about a developing news story. Unlike traditional news aggregators, which utilize crowd-sourcing and algorithms that reward clickbait and reinforce pre-existing bias, Ground News helps users understand the news objectively based on media bias, geographic location, and time.
Ground News is the world’s first news comparison platform that will help voters make better-informed decisions, drawing from more than 40,000 news sources worldwide and featuring an average of 30,000 news stories per day.
Also, included in the Mac app is our new Safari extension. Try out Ground News Bias Checker for Safari. Whenever you read a news article, our browser extension will show you who else is covering the same news story and compare how other sources from all across the political spectrum are reporting on it.
Ratings and Reviews
Consolidation of sources
This app does one thing very well, it takes basically every source and, using third party media bias charts (3 of them which can be found into he settings), separates the sources into 1 of 7 categories, from far left to far right. The media bias charts have their own unbiased methodology, so if someone does not like where their preferred news source is located, it’s probably time to start using another source. Do not be an idiot and complain that “FoX nEwS iS nOt RiGhT.” Of course Fox News is a right source, how partisan does one have to be to not realize that. The media bias charts are great and have really shown me that some of the sources I would dip into, I no longer want to use (ex: MSNBC). The app needs some UI improvements taken from an app like Brief (another great unbiased app), but other than that the idea of Ground News is fantastic.
Excellent News Delivery & Excellent Customer Service
I first heard about Ground News on Coleman Hughes’ podcast, Conversations with Coleman. I checked out the site and was immediately impressed. I’d heard of another somewhat similar concept that was available for gaining visibility to varied voices on the stories of day. (One of which Ground News uses in their Bias Determination of news sources) I found the content, layout, and depth of coverage way better on Ground News than any other news site I’ve seen to date.
I later had a concern with the site not working properly on my iPhone. I soon figured out it was 100% user error. When I notified Ground News about the issue, I got a very quick reply from the team. After doing some research for me and walking me through some easy-to-do steps to fix the issue, they pin-pointed the issue and everything went back to working perfectly on the site. All that to say, Ground News provides very good customer service.
I’m spreading the word around my contacts here in Texas. I encourage you to check GN out and if you like it, subscribe!
Essential App for Media Literacy
This app is a huge public service. At a time when traditional media institutions have taken sides on some issues, it is imperative that to see the whole picture and make an informed decision yourself. That’s what this app provides, especially when it comes to the blind spot feature. A right leaning news source may omit coverage on one development when it doesn’t fit their narrative, while a left leaning news source may omit coverage when it doesn’t fit their narrative. The app’s side-by-side compassion also shows how coverage can be slanted. Overall, this app has provided additional insights towards helping me becoming more informed. As an independent who reads across the spectrum, I find this app to be credible. I’m a fan of its layout and glad to have stumble across it and have since subscribed to the premium version. I had a question on the app’s search functionality, and the team responded to my question and helped me locate coverage of a story I was searching for while still being relatively new to the app.
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- Snapwise Inc.
- 4 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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- In-App Purchases
- Ground News Pro Monthly $0.99
- Ground News Pro Yearly $9.99
- Ground News Premium Monthly $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.