Launch 2020

Trust Project Announces New Members in Global News Network Newest partners expand Trust Project’s reach to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America Sept. 16, 2020 (PACIFICA, CALIF.) – The Trust Project, a global non-profit dedicated to transparency, accuracy and diversity in news, today announced the addition of six news partners, expanding its network of more than 200 news outlets to Argentina and Peru. The following news sites have implemented the Trust Project’s 8 Trust Indicators and earned the Trust Mark: El Comercio (Peru), The Highlands Current (US), inewsource (US), La Nación (Argentina), Pocket-lint (UK), and YES! Magazine (US).  El Comercio and …

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Trust Project panel in Brazil

Trust Project Becomes Independent Nonprofit with $2.25M in New Funding

May 30, 2019 (PACIFICA, Calif.) – The Trust Project, a global effort to address misinformation and the crisis of trust in news, announced today that it is spinning off as an independent nonprofit organization with $2.25 million in total gifts from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Facebook and the Democracy Fund. Incubated by Sally Lehrman at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Trust Project is now poised to expand the use of its Trust Indicators, the first journalism transparency standard that helps people easily assess the authority and integrity of news.  The Trust Project will use its new funding …

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Brazilian news organizations increase transparency by adopting the Trust Indicators system

São Paulo, May 8 – Projeto Credibilidade, the Brazilian Chapter of the Trust Project, is thrilled to announce that six Brazilian news organizations – Agência Lupa,  Agência Mural, Folha de S. Paulo, Nexo Jornal, O Povo and Poder360 – have joined the global effort to fight disinformation and to increase transparency in the news by presenting Trust Indicators on their sites. These indicators, developed collaboratively by newsrooms around the world, affirm and amplify journalism’s commitment to transparency, accuracy, inclusion and fairness so that the public can make informed news choices. Over the past two and a half years, Projeto Credibilidade …

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What’s new with Projeto Credibilidade (a Trust Project chapter)

by Angela Pimenta & Francisco Belda Our MVP launch scheduled for May 2019 The launch of the Minimum Viable Protocol (MVP) of Projeto Credibilidade will be in mid-May 2019, in São Paulo. The event will be likely attended by Sally Lehrman, director of the Trust Project. In the first phase, the MVP comprises three Trust Indicators: Best Practices, Author/Producer and Type of Work. Part of the Brazilian early adopters should be able to adopt more indicators than these three before the launch. Here, the complete list of the Trust Indicators We have facilitated the adoption of the Trust Indicators by …

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Major Effort to Increase Trust in News Achieves Widespread Adoption

Oct. 9, 2018 –  In a concerted fight against online misinformation, 20 leading news organizations have joined the Trust Project’s efforts to increase transparency and trust in the news media, extending the reach of the global network’s Trust Indicators to 217 million people a month. As the result of this major expansion, today more than 120 news sites around the world are showing the Project’s Trust Indicators – the first transparency standard for news that helps people easily recognize the commitments and expertise behind trustworthy journalism – with dozens more sites in progress. Like nutritional labels, the Trust Indicators are …

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Trust Indicators boost readers’ perceptions of news credibility

Do the Trust Indicators make a difference? Research by Reach Plc has found yes. Dozens of news sites around the globe published the first Trust Indicators nearly a year ago and many more sites are in the process of implementing them. It’s clear from the research by Reach Plc (formerly Trinity Mirror) and an experiment at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Media Engagement that their efforts are having an impact. Over two user surveys, our news partner Reach Plc found that the Trust Indicators increased readers’ trust in their publication the Mirror by 8 percent, a statistically significant …

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Santa Clara Magazine's illustration for "Trust Me," an article about the Trust Project.

Trust Project pops up in magazines and mentions

Notice anything new lately? Spring has sprung for the Trust Project, with a story in Santa Clara Magazine, and mentions in NiemanLab, Stuff, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, just to name a few. A huge thanks for their coverage, which helps spread the word about our work to build trust and transparency in news. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find in each article: Santa Clara Magazine: “Trust Me” tells TTP’s origin story, along with a good overview of our Trust Indicators and lots of insight from Director Sally Lehrman. It was co-written by Deborah Lohse, who helped us launch …

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Craig Newmark gifts Trust Project $150K

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, has deepened his commitment to the Trust Project with a $150,000 gift to support its work. The contribution will help the Project continue to fulfill its mission of building trust and transparency in news as it enters Phase II of its rollout, increasing news partner participation, building public awareness, and fine-tuning the Trust Indicators. This is the sixth donation that Newmark has made to the Project. “I’m a news consumer and want news I can trust. The Trust Project gets to the gist of what that means by helping to strengthen news transparency and more,” …

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