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What’s Over the Horizon for Trustworthy News

May 12, 2015

Sometimes I say that "trust is the new black"; more recently, I like the notion that "a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy." However, it looks like news media has generally lost the trust of the American public: "Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low" "No One Trusts Advertising or Media" This… Read more »

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The Trust Project: new hope for trustworthy news

March 27, 2015

The Trust Project along with the Jeff Jarvis enhancement offers hope to revive trustworthy journalism as “the immune system of democracy.” The gist of this effort is to develop signals of trust for news outlets and individual articles. For example, a news outlet would commit to a serious code of ethics/trust and also diversity, and… Read more »

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When I Got My Philanthropic Act Together

March 12, 2015

4 years of craigconnects Hey folks, I started doing a lot of philanthropic stuff around 2000 or so, after getting a good sense of my personal mission. This was around the same time people helped my understand that, as a manager, I kinda suck, and decided I was much better devoting myself (at CL) to… Read more »

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#20yrscraigslist: respecting boundaries while helping out

March 9, 2015

During the last ten years it’s sunk in that I should do more and more to help people out. Doing customer service, somehow, helps me understand that such help should be done respectfully and effectively. Customer service also helps me understand my own limitations. Years of reflection helps me understand that I could never help… Read more »

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Toward Trustworthy News: “Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content”

February 11, 2015

We’re talking about an authoritative report regarding “how news websites spread (and debunk) online rumors, unverified claims, and misinformation.” That’s not, in itself, news, but it’s real valuable in that this report brings together and surfaces a lot of untrustworthy and very common practices. My perspective, as usual, is that I’m a news consumer, never… Read more »

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How to Restore Trust in News

January 22, 2015

To Restore Trust in News, We Need Less Click Bait, More Accountability This is an evolving discussion in response to hopeful signs from people in the news industry who are committed to seriously trustworthy journalism. My personal bias is simply that I'm a news consumer, and just want news I can trust. I feel that… Read more »

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