Author: Chris Rosenthal

Best Practice: The Atlantic

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Best Practice: Ogden Standard-Examiner

By hosting conversations on social media and consistently responding to user comments, the Ogden Standard-Examiner helped educate its audience about how news is made.

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Best Practice: Spaceship Media

Spaceship Media’s dialogue journalism technique teaches news
organizations to assemble communities in conflict and design constructive “conversation experiences.”

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Best Practice: The Trust Project

The Trust Project collaborated with the leaders of 75 news organizations and found that publishing standards is one of eight core indicators of trustworthiness.

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Best Practice: The Enid News & Eagle

The Enid News & Eagle, with the Trusting News project, focused on their local mission and straightforward values.

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Best Practice: IREX

The IREX Learn to Discern program saw a 24% increase in participants’ ability to identify trustworthy news and a 22% increase in the number of people who cross-checked information.

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Best Practice: Tegna

Tegna’s Verify segments allow local television viewers to submit assertions they see on social media so they can be verified.

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Best Practice: Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum features detailed unit descriptions, games and interactives, learning assessments, companion videos, and other teaching materials — all free to access and use.

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Best Practice: International Fact-Checking Network

Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network encourages organizations to “be nonpartisan, fair, honest, clear and explain your sources, methods and funding.”

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Best Practice: Honolulu Civil Beat

To increase newsroom accountability and transparency, the Civil Beat team invites community members in person each month to offer feedback and ask questions.

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Best Practice: De Correspondent

De Correspondent’s “contributions” section is like a comments section with guard rails and a how-to guide. At the bottom of each article, readers are invited to share “experience and knowledge.”

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Best Practice: Center for News Literacy

The Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University in New York and the University of Hong Kong developed an online new literacy course for digital citizens.

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