Why is quality important?
There are qualitative differences between articles that the power of artificial intelligence can help us find instantly
Overtone scores articles based on the text itself, not the prestige of the outlet or author that published it. Our algorithm has been trained to look for important parts of “journalistic quality” including original reporting, meaningful analysis and good sourcing. If you want more examples than are found here, sign up for our newsletter!Take Me to the Newsletter!
5-star articles ★★★★★
Reporting based on interviews and documents
In-depth analysis on multiple angles
From outlets you may or may not be reading
4-star articles ★★★★
Slightly less in-depth features with solid reporting
Journalists putting in work
Articles that receive lower scores are often not “bad” articles but simply don’t contain the amount of information or reporting that higher-scoring articles do. They can provide good, truthful coverage of something, but don’t add a lot more. Many articles receive a 3, 2 or 1.