How do you know what news to trust?
Guest: Sally Lehrman
There is no question that an informed public and a free press are critical requirements for a functioning democracy. But what if the public has little to no trust in the news media? How can we have a functioning democracy if citizens are wary of what is fact versus fiction?
Please join us for a conversation with Sally Lehrman, award winning journalist, author and founder of the Trust Project, an international consortium of news organizations working towards greater transparency and accountability in the global news industry. The Trust Project developed Trust Indicators to identify, across news outlets and distribution platforms, the use of appropriate rigors of journalism. These enable the public to identify trustworthy news sources and thus make informed choices.
Hosted by: Alexa Raad and Leslie Daigle.
- The Search For Credibility: What users evaluate, view, and miss when assessing credibility of online news web sites
- Engaging With News: Indicators of Trustworthiness
- Microsoft Misinformation Research (media literacy campaign)
- The 8 Trust Indicators Handout
- What people really want from news organizations
- News consumers are growing smarter more skeptical
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