Can We Build a Trustworthy and Trusted Press: News from The Trust Project

15 Feb 2018
11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Rachel Carson College, Room 301

Event Type
Non-CSTMS Event

Sally Lehrman

We all think we can tell the difference between opinion, advertising and accurate news. But how do we really know? Join Sally Lehrman in a discussion of this critical question of our times. Lehrman, an award-winning journalist and Visiting Science & Justice Professor, directs the The Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies that are developing publically-accessible standards for assessing the quality and credibility of journalism. In her presentation, Lehrman will present the Project, and ask for our feedback on how to maximize the impact of the project.

Read all about The Trust Protocol and The Trust Project and its partners (the The Economist, The Globe and Mail, the Independent Journal Review, Mic, Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa, and The Washington Post) at the following links:

The Verge: Facebook adds trust indicators to news articles in an effort to identify real journalism

CNN Tech: Facebook, Google, Twitter to fight fake news with ‘trust indicators’

Sally Lehrman is an award-winning reporter and writer specializing in medicine and science policy with an emphasis on genetics, race, and sexuality. Lehrman is director of the journalism ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, leads its signature Trust Project, a complex international collaboration that she began building in 2015 to strengthen public confidence in the news through accountability and transparency. Lehrman has written for some of the most respected names in national print and broadcast media including Scientific American, Nature, Health,, and The DNA Files, distributed by NPR.

Hosted by the Sociology Department.

Co-Sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Science & Justice Research Center

UCSC Sociology Department
This event is sponsored by: Science & Justice Research Center • UCSC Sociology Department

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