Meet the newsrooms working to add transparency, corrections to daily coverage

At Trusting News, we’re kicking off a cohort of newsrooms who will be working through some of our most foundational training resources to increase trust and transparency with their communities.

Through April, eight newsrooms will work through two of our Trust Kits, which are Trusting News’ self-guided training tools for journalists. Participating newsrooms will get structure, accountability and support (plus a stipend of $250) to work through some of Trusting News’ primary strategies. 

Congratulations to these journalists and newsrooms!

Each of these journalists will be focusing on working through one of two Trust Kits:

  1. Writing and publishing a corrections policy (because we know many people do not believe that journalists care about accuracy or that they correct errors publicly)
  2. Inserting transparency into daily coverage (because people’s curiosity about journalists’ ethics and processes is piqued while they’re reading a specific story — they’re not hunting for an About Us page)

During this cohort journalists will be also working closely alongside one of our research partners, Patrick Johnson, an assistant professor of journalism and the director of student media at Marquette University, who received an internal grant from Marquette University to support this work. He will be collecting reflections from the participants about the process of updating their practices and implementing changes.

More training, cohort opportunities

We’re excited to share that we are offering more newsroom trainings and cohorts this spring. You can check out our Training and Resources page for the latest information.

But the best way to be altered when these cohort applications open is to subscribe to our weekly Trust Tips newsletter and to follow us on LinkedIn and X/Twitter.

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Project manager Mollie Muchna (she/her) has spent the last 10 years working in audience and engagement journalism in local newsrooms across the Southwest. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism. She can be reached at and on Twitter @molliemuchna.