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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 - Learn More

 

Site Level

 

 Ethics Policy

Verification/Fact-Checking Standards

Diversity Statement/Staffing

Sourcing Policy

Corrections Policy and Practice

Mission Statement with Coverage Priorities

Disclosure of Ownership Structure/Funding & Grants 

Public Engagement Activities

Article Level

 

Corrections Prominently Displayed

 

Author/Producer (Bio and ID verification) - Learn More

 

Site Level

 

Byline and Name

Areas of Expertise

Verifiable ID (e.g. Twitter handle)

Biography

Photo

Published Work

Location (permanently or regularly)

Contact Details (author's choice)

Languages Spoken

Affiliation Status (staff, freelance, contract)

 

Professional Affiliations

Piece of Work Level

 

Byline

Affiliation Status

Dateline (location)

Topic Expertise

Photo

Methodology for this work, see “Original Reporting”

Citations and References - Learn More

 

Upload Original Documents

Link to Bio of Person Interviewed

Link to Third Party Original Materials

Link to Secondary Sources

Publish Collected and Analyzed Data

 

Type of Work - Learn More

 

News

Sponsored Content

Analysis

Explanatory

Opinion

“Perspective”?

Methodology - Learn More

 

Not a Direct Copy

Corrections Prominently Displayed

Geo-Location

See "Best Practices"

Source Information and Methodology

 See "Author/Producer"

Local Reporting - Learn More

 

Geo-Location

Original Video is Local

Originally Reported/Gathered by Local Outlet

First Aired or Published on Local Platform

Local Expertise

 
Diverse Voices - Learn More

 

Statement of Commitment

Inclusive Sourcing

Actionable Feedback - Learn More

 

Statement of Commitment

Practices Relevant to Story