05 Dec 2017

Democracy’s immune system is in trouble. Here’s what we can do | Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and the Craig Newmark Philanthropies and an early supporter of the Trust Project, lays out four principles for trustworthy reporting online in his CNN opinion piece: “Democracy’s immune system is in trouble. Here’s what we can do.”  Among corrections and honest reporting standards, he points out how simply hyperlinking to direct […]

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04 Dec 2017

SCU spotlights the Trust Project

Look who’s on the homepage of Santa Clara University? The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which hosts the Trust Project, calls SCU home, and we are happy to be a part of the family. In its three-part feature, SCU highlights former editors of The Santa Clara on the need for trust in journalism in “Can We?”; zooms in on […]

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04 Dec 2017

Trust Project aims to improve opinion of media | Todd Smith

“Can the media earn trust by being more transparent about its ethics and values?” In his column for the Mississippi Business Journal, Todd Smith writes about how we’re working to do just that in Trust Project aims to improve opinion of media “The project will standardize increased clarity so that news organizations, large and small, […]

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03 Dec 2017

Trust Project partners say: ‘Welcome!’

The Trust Project’s collaborative nature spans the globe and is a unique hallmark of the consortium. We are proud to partner with German press agency dpa, The Economist, Facebook, The Globe and Mail, Google, the Independent Journal Review, Mic, Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa, Trinity Mirror and The Washington Post in the official launch of the Trust […]

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03 Dec 2017

The Trust Project: What is it?

See what we’re all about in this animated video by the BBC’s James Reevell. Who are we and what do we do? It’s all about how we lose, and build, trust. 

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02 Dec 2017

‘Storyful Podcast’: Can trust in the news be repaired?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea in the FBI Russia probe puts the critical role of accurate, trustworthy news into sharper focus. Listen to Director Sally Lehrman and TTP partner Craig Newmark in The Storyful Podcast talk about how the Trust Project is working to build that trust. “We’ve got a lot of good things coming on so I’m very optimistic about […]

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30 Nov 2017

Mic Publisher Cory Haik talks trust on ‘AirTalk’

Mic Publisher and Trust Project partner Cory Haik took to the podcast waves Nov. 30 on KPCC’s “AirTalk” to discuss how Mic and the Trust Project are working to build trust and transparency in news. In the segment, she details the challenge of trying to solve the problem of trust, the collaboration with the Trust Project […]

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30 Nov 2017

A big week for the Trust Project

Since our official launch of the Trust Indicators on Nov. 16, it’s been an exciting ride. Director Sally Lehrman took a rare moment to reflect on this milestone in a LinkedIn article. In it, she poses the question that started it all: Could we use algorithms to help people find trustworthy journalism instead of cat videos and […]

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16 Nov 2017

Leading News Outlets Establish Transparency Standards to Help Readers Identify Trustworthy News Sources

Media Contact Deborah Lohse | SCU Media Communications | dlohse@scu.edu | 408-554-5121  Leading News Outlets Establish Transparency Standards to Help Readers Identify Trustworthy News Sources Google, Facebook, Bing and Twitter to use these “Trust Indicators” to highlight credible journalism   SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 —   At a time when the public’s trust in […]

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02 Oct 2017

Trust Project Receives Funding to Develop Trust in Media

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 […]

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