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Trust Project Receives Gift

Center's Trust Project receives $100,000 funding from Knight Foundation

Center's Trust Project receives $100,000 funding from Knight Foundation

Trust Project Receives $100,000 Grant

Knight Commission on Trust, Media, and Democracy announces new digital journalism initiatives

Trust Project one of seven recipients focused on improving trust in journalism and increasing news engagement.

The Ethics Center is pleased to announce that our Trust Project, focused on Digital Journalism Ethics, recently received a $100,000 grant from The Knight Foundation. The Trust Project was one of seven initiatives awarded a total of $2.5 million from The Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, a panel of thinkers and doers from diverse backgrounds committed to creating more informed and engaged communities.

"I'm delighted and honored by the vote of confidence by the Knight Foundation and to be in such great company," said Sally Lehrman, director of the Trust Project. "Parallel work in areas like fact-checking and verification of user-generated content complements our own. Together we are building momentum."

“The challenges posed by rising mistrust in media and the rampant spread of misinformation in the digital age raise urgent concerns about the future of journalism. These projects aim to bring communities and journalists closer together, and help create long-term solutions to the problem of misinformation,” said Jennifer Preston, Knight Foundation vice president for journalism.

For more information, read the press release.


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