"An innovative media self-regulatory initiative designed to combat disinformation online – called the Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) – launched by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), and its partners Agence France Presse (AFP), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Global Editors Network (GEN).
JTI is designed to promote journalism by adherence to an agreed set of trust and transparency standards to be developed and implemented. This will happen by means of the so-called Workshop Agreement of the European Centre of Standardization (CEN), which was open on 3 April 2018 for participation of interested stakeholders, for example media outlets, professional associations and unions, self-regulatory entities like press councils and regulatory bodies, as well as digital platforms, advertisers and consumer interest representatives."
"The News Co/Lab discovers, develops, and distributes innovative tools and techniques aimed at helping people understand how news works in the digital age.
In a world saturated with data, where misinformation commands the stage alongside truthful and useful information, we focus primarily on the “demand side” — helping people better find, understand, act upon, and create credible news and information, and to share it with integrity.
The News Co/Lab experiments with new ways of advancing news awareness. We want to collaborate with teachers, journalists, librarians, technologists, civic leaders, among others — all who share our goals and want to work on this. We support the good work that others are already doing, and help them do more of it."
Facebook Journalism Project, News Integrity Initiative, Democracy Fund, and Rita Allen Foundation. ("Each funder invests in a portfolio of projects worth looking at.")
“A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions, non-profits and other organizations are jointly launching a $14 million fund to support the News Integrity Initiative, a global consortium focused on helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.
The Initiative’s mission is to advance news literacy, to increase trust in journalism around the world, and to better inform the public conversation. The Initiative will fund applied research and projects, and convene meetings with industry experts.”
Facebook, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Tow Foundation, AppNexus, Mozilla and Betaworks.
"The ISCC is a unique, hierarchically structured composite identifier. It is built from a generic and balanced mix of content-derived, locality-sensitive and similarity-preserving hashes generated from metadata and content."
"Verificado2018 — a collaborative reporting effort that sees journalists from across Mexico working together to fact-check, verify, and debunk claims and content for historic elections on July 1, 2018.
With support from Google News Lab and Facebook, #Verificado2018 builds on previous collaborative reporting initiatives such as Electionland (USA) and CrossCheck (France). #Verificado2018 combines the two approaches — with journalists fact checking and debunking content and claims in the run up to the elections, and a large scale election day effort to cover the electoral process in real-time."