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To Spin Or Not To Spin?

This is for the journalists - I just read about SpinSpotter, a startup that demo'ed at Demo '08. SpinSpotter "looks for areas of news which appear to present editorial opinion as fact". It judges content on six parameters - personal voice, passive voice, a biased source, disregarded context, selective disclosure and lack of balance. The software itself isn't up to speed yet - it apparently detected no spin on Valleywag (Ha!), but will learn from the content its users mark as spin. My take - News needs to learn from History, literally, and offer multiple perspectives, multiple opinions. Thankfully, the Internet allows readers that luxury of reading multiple perpectives - a story without personal voice, and with everything balanced out is like a dry well. We need more opinionated writers, more contrarian viewpoints. Update: Raju Narisetti, Editor of Mint, weighs in on SpinSpotter here. I agree, it'll be fun to have a feature which allows readers to judge if press releases are being copy-pasted as news stories.

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