Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Dec 2008 16:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Consider the following a little Christmas gift. Some of you may have already noticed, but for a few months already OSNews has seen a shift in content. Not necessarily in the subjects we cover, but more in the way we present our news. We've experimented for long enough now - we have settled on a definitive change in our content type. Read on for the details.
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heron
Member since:
2005-08-07

Previously, it seemed like OSNews was doing a good job at being unbiased. Has this changed? Your initial statement appears to imply that it will.

I sincerely hope this is not the case.

GC

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Previously, it seemed like OSNews was doing a good job at being unbiased.

The sky's red here on Planet Claire. What's it like where you are?

Edited 2008-12-27 05:40 UTC

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heron Member since:
2005-08-07

HUH? I think this is an honest and simple question which deserves a straight answer.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Previously, it seemed like OSNews was doing a good job at being unbiased. Has this changed?


The article is pretty clear. We've never been unbiased, it's just that now we will be more direct about how we editors feel, but only in the longer items. It will not affect which stories we run, just how we run the part below the read more link.

Then again, we've been doing what I announced above for months and months now, and it doesn't seem like you really noticed. So, no, nothing's going to change for you.

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whartung Member since:
2005-07-06

Seems to me that that original article is an acceptance about bias and working around it.

The way to get an "unbiased" site is to have authors of different bias. There's no reason to ask Thom to change his bias, as part of being biased is being well informed on the topic you're biased about.

So, bring in others with different expertise and bias, and then, while individuals may be biased, the site as a whole may well not be, or minimally will at least have a broader scope.

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