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NewsElect stopped updating articles since April 2020, as most candidates had dropped out by then. NewsElect will remain a good resource for election-related research.

Mission Statement

NewsElect aims to create an innovative way to read news by alternating between articles of different political leanings. To encourage people to read across the political spectrum, NewsElect pairs up the latest progressive and conservative articles on the election.

NewsElect believes that news is not for one-time consumption. Good articles deserve to be revisited. In this spirit, NewsElect is designed to let people compare current articles to past articles to see how candidates' positions have changed.

NewsElect supports independent and local journalism. Around half of the news sites on NewsElect are regional. NewsElect also values users' privacy. It does not keep users' browsing history. For more information, please refers to NewsElect's Privacy Policy.

News-bias Ratings

No single news-bias rating system is perfect; that is why NewsElect includes bias ratings from two sources: Media Bias Fact Check and AllSides. For more information, please read NewsElect's Use of External Resources in the app.


NewsElect is not-for-profit. The funding comes from MiddChallenge, the Creativity and Innovation Program at Middlebury College. NewsElect gives special thanks to Middlebury's faculty, staff members and alumni.


Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We especially welcome contact from: 1). Programmers who want to join the development of NewsElect; 2). Organizations who want a customized version of NewsElect; 3). Writers, journalists, and political scientists who want to cooperate with NewsElect.

Contact at: nijx2019@icloud.com.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

miemie2019 ,

Hope it updates daily

This is a great app, if only the app updates daily. I know the idea of the app is to let you compare articles from different dates, but it would still be great if it updates daily. Other than that, I love it.

Elsiexinyu ,

Wonderful app!

Wonderful app! I absolutely love the idea of comparing articles of different political leanings. Would recommend this app especially if you also sometimes find yourself in an echo chamber of information and want access to a variety of opinions.

Vickhaxu ,

Great App!

Wonderful app allowing you to compare and digest information from different sources. Hope to be able to open news sites within the app and share what one’s reading with friends.

App Privacy

The developer, Xiaoli Jin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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