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Priority Trust Indicators and Draft Editorial Attributes

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At the Trust Project we want to fight fake news, pop filter bubbles and elevate high quality, ethically produced news so both the public and news distribution platforms can find it easily.

Please review the chart below for the draft attributes of our Trust Indicators, which offer transparency across multiple dimensions, and follow the links for editorial definitions. These were identified from user research and defined by our working groups of top editors around the world.

Best Practices - Protocol

 

Site Level

 

 Ethics Policy

Mission Statement with Coverage Priorities

Diversity Policy

Verification/Fact-checking Standards

Corrections Policy and Practice

Unnamed Sources

Ownership Structure, Funding & Grants 

Actionable Feedback: Public Engagement Activities

Masthead

 

Article Level

 

Corrections Prominently Displayed

 

Author/Producer (Bio and ID verification) - Protocol

 

Site Level

 

Name (or byline)

Contact Details

Photo

Persistent ID

Location

Affiliation with Publisher

Languages Spoken

Honors, Awards

Areas of Expertise

Archive of published texts/pieces for this publisher

 Biography

Professional Affiliations (recommended)

Piece of Work Level

 

Byline

Phrase describing author/producer expertise as relates to this story

Photo

Cross-reference: Methodology indicator

Location (or dateline)

Archive of published texts/pieces for this publisher

Affiliation Status

 
Citations and References - Protocol

 

Original Documents

Bio of Sources/Interviewees

Third Party Original Materials

Secondary Sources

Collected and Analyzed Data

 

Type of Work - Protocol

 

News

 

Backgrounder

Opinion

Fact Check

Review

Analysis

Investigative (optional)

Sponsored Content

Satire
Methodology - Protocol

 

Original Work

Sourcing and methodology

Author/producer expertise page

Linked to mission

Identify editors or fact-checking process 

 Version information

Show corrections

Show version history

Geo-location of journalist if she/he traveled for the story  
Local Reporting - Protocol

 

Story originally reported by a local media outlet

Producer/author has local expertise

Original video gathered by local media outlet

Geo-location of the author/producer

Story first aired or published on local media platform

 
Diverse Voices - Protocol

 

Diversity statement

Specific Practices

Related attributes from other Trust indicators 

 
Actionable Feedback - Protocol

 

Statement of Commitment

Practices Relevant to Story