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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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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Trust tops journalism predictions for 2018

What does journalism’s crystal ball hold for the future? Trust Project Director Sally Lehrman, along with TTP supporters Craig Newmark (Craigslist) and Jose Zamora (Univision News), make their bold predictions for the upcoming year. So what’s in store? Read them all here: “Trust comes first” “Revenue-first journalism” “Working together toward sustainable solutions”  

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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 sources, as part of our Trust Indicators, helps readers to “easily assess the credibility of the news.” Our work joins others, such as the News Integrity Initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, to help solve the issue of trust in news.    

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