Kathimerini joins global initiative designed to boost news transparency
In response to the media’s credibility crisis, Kathimerini is the first news organization in Greece to proudly join The Trust Project, a global consortium of 120 news organizations united in the mission of creating standards of transparency in journalism.
Kathimerini’s new family includes esteemed media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post and The Economist, as well as a number of technology companies that have revolutionized the way information is transmitted – among them Facebook, Google and Twitter. There is a simple philosophy behind The Trust Project’s mission: to drop the curtains and unveil the practices behind journalism.
At the heart of The Trust Project’s initiative lie its “trust indicators,” a detailed evaluation of the quality and credibility of each article, carried out by a global team of top executives in journalism and technology. They are offered by newsrooms to provide clarity on who and what is behind a news story so that people can easily assess whether it comes from a credible source.
By joining the Trust Project network, Kathimerini will incorporate the indicators into its websites, and automatically report them to search engines and technology platforms.
As a result of the second wave of expansion that Kathimerini is participating in, together with outlets such as El Pais, CBC and Sky News, today more than 120 news sites around the world are showing the Project’s Trust Indicators, extending their reach to 217 million readers per month.
The Trust Project’s success is a testament to the hard work of its founder, award-winning journalist Sally Lehrman, and Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, where the project is hosted.
The Trust Project’s efforts are funded by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Google, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund and the Markkula Foundation.