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Trust Issues: Critically Examining the News with the Trust Indicators
Staff publications, research, and presentations
  • Nicole Branch, Santa Clara University
  • Leanna Goodwater, Santa Clara University
  • Shannon Kealey, Santa Clara University
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The public's trust in the news has declined to low levels, and evidence shows this distrust has led to barriers between people and groups. The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University (SCU) has partnered with over 75 news organizations on a Trust Project to establish industry-wide standards to restore the public's trust in the news. News and social media partners have committed to a set of Trust Indicators including information on sponsorship and ethics, journalists' qualifications, and how stories were researched. SCU librarians will discuss their partnership with the Markkula Center in a pilot project to use the Trust Indicators in information literacy instruction. This interactive program will share results, including lesson plans and assignments, and explore the integration of this model in both public and academic libraries. This program will appeal to librarians in all types of libraries who help their patrons identify reliable news coverage.

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Nicole Branch, Leanna Goodwater and Shannon Kealey. "Trust Issues: Critically Examining the News with the Trust Indicators" (2018)
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