The Trust Project
In today’s digital environment, high-quality journalism can be difficult to distinguish from promotional content or even fakery. The Trust Project explores how journalism can stand out from the chaotic crowd and signal its trustworthiness.
The project crafts tangible digital strategies to fulfill journalism’s basic pledge: to serve society with a truthful, intelligent and comprehensive account of ideas and events. We take advantage of our location at the heart of Silicon Valley to imagine technology that can bake the evidence of trustworthy reporting -- accuracy, transparency and inclusion –plainly into news practices, tools and platforms.
The Trust Project's initial funder was Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, as part of craigconnects' Trustworthy Journalism Initiative. Google was an early financial supporter as well. The project is also funded by the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Markkula Foundation.
Trust Project News
The Knight Foundation has provided $100,000 of funding to the Ethics Center.
A group of 20 gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to prototype ways for reporters to show their work.
The problem of fake facts.
Journalism Ethics Staff