Wednesday, March 5, 2008 helps people find good journalism online

What Company Is Offering: helps people find good journalism online.

Their non-profit, non-partisan project provides quality news feeds, news literacy tools and a trust network to help citizens make informed decisions about democracy.

How It Works:

The free website features daily feeds of quality news and opinions, which are carefully rated by our members, using our unique review tools. They rate the news based on quality, not just popularity. NewsTrust reviewers evaluate each article against core journalistic principles such as fairness, evidence, sourcing and context.

Their community is growing steadily.

Their research studies suggest that citizen reviewers using their review tools can evaluate news quality reliably - and as effectively as experienced journalists. Based on their collective evaluations, they're building a reputation database for mainstream and independent news providers, to help the public identify trustworthy publications.

Who Is Backing Them:

NewsTrust's Executive Director is Fabrice Florin, a former journalist and a digital media pioneer at Apple and Macromedia. Their experienced management team includes award-winning journalist and media executive Rory O’Connor and former Lucasfilm project manager David Fox, who bring extensive track records in content and technology development. Their advisors include Dan Gillmor, Craig Newmark, Howard Rheingold and other digital media innovators from organizations like Craigslist, Google, the Poynter Institute and Stanford University.

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