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DUKE TECH & CHECK COOPERATIVE

"The Duke Tech & Check Cooperative will bring together teams from universities and the Internet Archive to develop new ways to automate fact-checking and broaden the audience for this important new form of journalism.

During the two-year project, computer scientists and journalism faculty from Duke, the University of Texas at Arlington and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo will build a variety of new tools and apps. Some will help journalists with time-consuming reporting tasks, such as mining transcripts, media streams and social feeds for the most important factual claims. Others will provide instant pop-up fact-checking during live events.

The Reporters’ Lab will also coordinate and share its automation efforts with journalists and computer scientists across the country and around the world."

FUNDING

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project and the Craig Newmark Foundation

Submitted by: Evangéline de Bourgoing

JOURNALISM TRUST INITIATIVE

"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."

FUNDING

Funding Unknown

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

NEWS CO/LAB

"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."

FUNDING

Facebook Journalism Project, News Integrity Initiative, Democracy Fund, and Rita Allen Foundation. ("Each funder invests in a portfolio of projects worth looking at.")

https://newscollab.org/about-us/

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

THE TRUST PROJECT

“The Trust Project explores how journalism can stand out from the chaotic crowd and signal its trustworthiness.

The project crafts tangible digital strategies to fulfill journalism’s basic pledge: to serve society with a truthful, intelligent and comprehensive account of ideas and events. We take advantage of our location at the heart of Silicon Valley to imagine technology that can bake the evidence of trustworthy reporting — accuracy, transparency and inclusion –plainly into news practices, tools and platforms.”

FUNDING

The Trust Project’s founding funder was Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, as part of craigconnects’ Trustworthy Journalism Initiative. Google is contributing financial support to the Trust Project. The project is also supported by the Markkula Foundation.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

CREDIBILITY COALITION

"A diverse, interdisciplinary community committed to improving our information ecosystems and media literacy through transparent and collaborative exploration.

The proliferation of misinformation in online news and its amplification by automated feeds and social media are a growing concern.

Many solutions are being attempted, but the misinformation problem is so large that any single effort can only provide partial alleviation. Tackling it successfully will require a holistic approach, with reputation systems, fact-checking, media literacy, revenue models, and public feedback all helping to address the health of the information ecosystem."

FUNDING

Google News Initiative, Facebook Journalism Project, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Knight Foundation, Rita Allen Foundation, Democracy Fund, Misinfocon, Mozilla & Shuttleworth

Submitted by: Dig Deeper Media

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FAKTISK

A collaboration between Norwegian news organisations Dagbladet, VG, TV2 and the country’s public broadcaster NRK to focus on Fact Checking.

FUNDING

Fritt Ord foundation and as a co-ownership between Schibsted/ Tinius Trust, Dagbladet and NRK.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

INTERNATIONAL FACT CHECKING NETWORK

“The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is a forum for fact-checkers worldwide hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. These organizations fact-check statements by public figures, major institutions and other widely circulated claims of interest to society.”

FUNDING

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Duke Reporters’ Lab, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundations and the Park Foundation.

Submitted by: Dig Deeper Media