NewsGuard’s mission is to fight misinformation using journalism. It employs a team of journalists from around the world who assess the credibility and transparency of news and information websites with the goal of providing people with important context for their news sources. Using nine criteria, NewsGuard rates thousands of sites and writes detailed Nutrition Label reviews to help news consumers learn about who and what is behind their information sources.
NewsGuard’s news literacy team partners with libraries and educators who use its free news literacy resources – including its browser extension and Educator’s Guide -- to help patrons and students develop skills in evaluating online information sources. NewsGuard hopes to expand its partnership network dramatically over the next few years, particularly in the Chicago area.