As part of an initiative to rebuild trust in journalism, The Knight Foundation has provided $100,000 of funding to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics’ Trust Project. As reported in Forbes, the Trust Project is “developing open-source software toolkits to help newsrooms convey their commitment to ethics, independence and inclusive, accurate reporting to the public.” Stories about the funding are also writtten in The Miami Herald and EContent.
In a recent article for Ozy.com, Sally Lehrman, director of Journalism Ethics, discusses the Trust Project’s efforts to hold news accountable and to “try to move the whole field in the direction of improving quality, rather than suppressing the worst. The worst will start to fall away if we don’t pay attention to it. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)