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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 (in red) for editorial guidance on each. Our indicators were identified from user research and defined by our working groups of top editors from around the world.
 
Best Practices - Guidelines

 

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 and Contact Info

Ownership Structure, Funding & Grants

Newsroom Contact Info

Founding Date

Reference to Trust Project Membership

Masthead (list of top editors)

 

Piece of Work Level

 

Link to Best Practices Policies

Policies Especially Relevant to the Work

 
Author/Reporter Expertise Information - Guidelines

 

Site Level

 

Name (byline)

Contact Details

Photo (optional)

Persistent ID

Location (where based)

Affiliation with Publisher/Job Title or Role

Languages Spoken

Honors, Awards (recommended)

Areas of Expertise

Archive of Published Texts/Pieces

 - Local/Demographic Expertise

Professional Memberships (recommended)

 - Topic Expertise

Author/Producer  Page Link

Biography

 

Piece of Work Level

 

Byline

Affiliation Status

Location (dateline)

Archive of Published Work

Local/Demographic Expertise

Topic Expertise

Author/Reporter Expertise Page Link

Persistent ID

 
Type of Work - Guidelines

 

News

Backgrounder

Opinion

Fact Check

Review

Analysis

Callout 

Advertiser Content

Satire 
Citations and References - Guidelines

 

Internal Original Documents and Data

Secondary News Sources (including local, ethnic sources and original video)

 External Original Documents and Data; Source Bios

 
Methodology - Guidelines

 

Original Work (externally signaled)

Sourcing and Methodology Statement

Author/Reporter Expertise Page

Best Practices Unnamed Sources Policy (when in use)

Identify Editor

Linked to Mission, Coverage (when especially revelant)

Identify Fact-Checker

Best Practices Mission Statement and Coverage Priorities policy

Best Practices Verification/Fact-checking Policy

Version Information (recommended)

Show Corrections

Show Version  History (recommended)

Best Practices Corrections Policy

Best Practices Diversity Policy (when especially relevant)

Location if Journalist Traveled for Story (dateline)

Original Video is Local

Local Reporting - Guidelines

 

Location

 

Diverse Voices - Guidelines

 

Diversity Statement

Specific Practices

Related Attributes from Other Trust Indicators 

 
Actionable Feedback - Guidelines

 

Statement of Commitment

Practices Relevant to Story

 

 

Tech Development and UX Working Groups

Americas 

Hearst Television
Independent Journal Review
Institute for Nonprofit News
Mic
New York Times
Washington Post
The Globe and Mail
USA Today Network

Europe 

BBC
dpa
The Economist
La Stampa
La Repubblica
Haymarket Media
Trinity Mirror