Collected Times aggregates headlines from around the world and from across the political spectrum, grouping them by subject, to give you a more holistic view of current events.
While the industry norm is for humans to select which narratives take precedence, our aggregates are purely data-driven, with the goal of minimizing, if not wholly eliminating, bias in the results. From the home page you can view the top stories and most discussed terms, and click through to see the individual headlines creating each aggregate. We believe that transparency breeds trust, which is why every headline currently stored in our system is accessible through the search feature.
Our criteria for including a news source include:
- The source must adhere to AP Stylebook guidelines and clearly label opinion columns as such.
- The source must cover both national and world events. We deliberately curate our sources to prevent the top stories from being too U.S.-centric.
- The source must not be solely dedicated to politics or primarily focused on promoting a political ideology. For example, an overtly biased political website (Breitbart) would generally not meet the criterion, but a daily tabloid newspaper with a strong political leaning (New York Post) can. While this determination is largely subjective, and any publication's editorial board usually lands somewhere on the political spectrum, our sources are curated and our algorithm designed to give a comparison of acceptably biased viewpoints.
- The source must have a significant print circulation or monthly online viewership. An example of a minimum reader base is the most subscribed to daily newspaper of a state or province.