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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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Developing Trust in 5 Minutes

December 3, 2014

Richard Gingras elaborates on Trust Project ideas about signals that may build credibility. Here's his 5-minute talk on trust, maybe indulge me and watch it: Like Richard says, we're trying to keep the focus on the community of editors, reporters, and publishers that is developing ideas to win trust. What do you think the best… Read more »

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Everyone, thanks!

November 21, 2014

Okay, I've gotten a big surge of support in the last few days, like fan mail and social media stuff. That means a lot to me. It all relates to two different but related areas: 1. Standing up to find trustworthy news. Like I say, a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. The Trust Project… Read more »

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A Trustworthy Press is the Immune System of Democracy

November 19, 2014

I’m a news consumer. I’m not trying to tell anybody how to do their job, or how to fix the news. I’m not in the business, and will respect professional boundaries. I just want news I can trust. I also want to help reward good, honest journalism. Since I’m not an expert, I have to… Read more »

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Getting Real About Ethics and Trust in News Media

October 17, 2014

Let’s Fix It: Why Is It So Hard to Find Ethics and Trust in the Media? Coupla years ago, I blurted out that "the press is the immune system of democracy." That's what I learned from my high school history teacher, Anton Schulzki. That's not working so well. We've had major press scandals recently, including… Read more »

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