Former editors of The Santa Clara talk trust in journalism, the impetus for The Trust Project.
“Without a widely agreed upon set of facts gathered by reliable news outlets, political operators can easily manipulate consumers into drifting toward political poles, shutting out competing viewpoints, and squashing meaningful discussion about how to improve lives.”
“Explaining why we made certain editorial decisions—such as publishing a campus-related death—helped our community understand journalistic principles while also allowing us to deliver the news.”
“A journalist’s best defense against charges of bias is to be as accurate, fair, and thorough as possible—an important lesson I first learned at The Santa Clara.”
“Quality journalism has many platforms, but arenas that used to be dominated by real journalism now are flooded with every other kind of material—not beholden to rigorous journalistic standards—that the information age offers, much of it masquerading as journalism.”
“Without trust and transparency, none of the work we do matters. Trust is our only currency.”
“How you do it is just as important as what you print.”