The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) has published a report titled “Digital Trust Initiatives: Seeking to Reward Journalistic Ethics Online”. The report explores how digital news trust initiatives can restore public trust and improve the financial viability of independent journalism. These initiatives are online standards and journalistic indicators that aim to identify trustworthy news outlets and content.
The report highlights that digital trust initiatives strive to address complex problems and have multiple goals, from empowering users to improving journalistic practices, to driving audiences and revenues to trusted news sources 1. It also provides examples of digital trust initiatives from around the world, such as the Trust Project, NewsGuard, and the News Quality Scoring Project.