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    Below are links to vetted resources to help you fight disinformation.

    • Center for an Informed Public
      Based at the University of Washington, the Center has a world-class list of educational resources and tools about misinformation, disinformation and digital literacy.
    • Pause. Take Care Before You Share
      As part of the global movement to tackle misinformation, Verified and the United Nations are asking people around the world to adopt a simple behavioral change when they feel their emotions rising online.
    • RTDNA Coverage Guidelines
      The world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalists has developed a series of coverage guidelines to assist journalists, newsroom managers and station management with both common and uncommon ethical and operational situations that may arise. 
    • RTDNA: Award Winning Journalism
      Check out what responsible, ethical journalism looks like by reviewing the many 2020 Edward R. Murrow award-winning works in a variety of categories.
    • The Trust Project
      The 8 Trust Indicators were developed by the Trust Project through consulting with the public and collaborating with leaders within top news companies. Learn more about the Trust Project, the Trust Indicators themselves,  and how they came into being.
    • The Trust Project Teaching Tools
      Access handouts, a curriculum guide and other useful materials for classrooms, libraries, reading groups and other venues for learning about and discussing trustworthy news.
    • Truth, Lies & Uncertainty
      A special issue of Scientific American, in which the Board of Editors concluded: “If researchers can figure out what would get people to take a reflective pause, it may be one of the most effective  ways to safeguard public discourse and reclaim freedom of thought” (September 2019)

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