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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.
 
The chart below shows our eight core Trust Indicators and their attributes, which offer transparency across multiple dimensions. Follow the links for editorial guidance on each. These indicators were identified from user research and defined by our working groups of top editors from around the world.
 
 

OpinionÈ

Best Practices - Protocol

 

Site Level

 

Ethics Policy

Mission Statement with Coverage Priorities

Diversity Statement

Verification/Fact-checking Standards

Diversity Staffing Report

Unnamed Sources

Corrections Policy and Practice

Actionable Feedback Statement

Ownership Structure, Funding & Grants

Actionable Feedback: Contact Info

Founding Date

Ref. to Local/National Requirements (if applicable)

Masthead

 

Article Level

 

Policies in Use

Relevant polices 

 
Author/Producer (Bio and ID verification) - Protocol

 

Site Level

 

Name (Byline)

Contact Details

Photo (optional)

Persistent ID

Location

Affiliation with Publisher

Languages Spoken

Honors, Awards

Areas of Expertise

Archive of Published Texts/Pieces

Local Expertise

Professional Affiliations (Recommended)

Topic Expertise

Author Page

Biography

 

Piece of Work Level

 

Byline

Local Expertise

Topic Expertise

Photo

Cross-reference: Methodology Indicator

Location (or Dateline)

Archive of Published Texts/Pieces

Affiliation Status

 
Citations and References - Protocol

 

Internal Original Materials

Secondary Sources 

 

External Original Materials

 
Type of Work - Protocol

 

News

Backgrounder

Review

Fact Check

Callout

Analysis

Opinion 

Advertiser Content

Satire 
Methodology - Protocol

 

Original Work

Best Practices Unnamed Sources Policy

Author/Producer Expertise Page

Linked to Mission

Identify Editor

Best Practices Mission Statement and Coverage Priorities Policy

Identify Fact-checker

Version Information

Best Practices Verification/Fact-checking Policy

Show Version History

Show Corrections

Best Practices Diversity Policy

Best Practices Corrections Policy

Originally Reported/Gathered by a Local Media Outlet 

Location if Journalist Traveled for Story (Dateline) Link to Local Media Source Cited for Origination
Sourcing and Methodology Original Video is Local
Local Reporting - Protocol

 

Location

 

Diverse Voices - Protocol

 

Diversity Statement

Specific Practices

Related Attributes from Other Trust Indicators 

 
Actionable Feedback - Protocol

 

Statement of Commitment

Practices Relevant to Story

 

 

Tech Development and UX Working Groups

Americas 

Hearst
Independent Journal Review
Institute for Nonprofit News
Mic
New York Times
Washington Post
Globe and Mail

Europe 

BBC
dpa
Economist
La Stampa
La Repubblica
Haymarket Media, FourFourTwo
Trinity Mirror