We think news is very important. We also think that bias is real and that people should see both sides to an issue and understand multiple perspectives.
What it does
We use a media bias chart that sorts many of the major news media outlets based on their bias, and then we made categories of trending news topics, and users can click on these categories, and get taken to a 3 column chart that has links to websites about that topic that are left-leaning, center, and right-leaning.
How I built it
We used HTML and CSS to make our website.
Challenges I ran into
We ended up switching topics halfway through after realizing our first topic was a little out of our league. Our group doesn't have a ton of hackathon experience, and switching cost us valuable time, but we made a working prototype.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Making a working prototype in pretty limited time after switching was something I was proud of, especially since we don't have that much experience. This is personally my 2nd hackathon.
What I learned
I learned a lot about time management. I learned that maybe it is a good idea to have a smaller idea, don't shoot for the moon, and make it as good as you can, getting something to work. I also learned a lot of things about building a website that I did not previously know.
What's next for News For All
The next step for News For All is to add more categories of course, and to find a way to scrape the web for news articles using keywords, so we don't have to manually enter links into our website, we could just rely on the website to find news stories for us.