3 ways to test your trust in today’s news

not teaching,still THINKING … Now is a good time to share, again, some key ways that news consumers can test whether they can trust the information bombarding them about serious national issues in today’s news. Try any — or all — of these three simple exercises. After you have followed your normal routine for consuming […]

These key questions will lead to trust

not teaching,still THINKING … Ask yourself this: As a news consumer, how can I trust information? As a journalist, how can I ensure news consumers trust what I provide? The answer: credit. Credit gives journalists and their work credibility. And three elements in a story — attribution, sources and substantiation — give credit in distinct […]

Credit: Use this checklist to get it right

Three elements in a story — attribution, sources and substantiation — give credit in distinct ways. Credit is essential to give you and your work credibility. Attribution tells readers where information came from; it makes the story transparent. Sources indicate that others — not the reporter — provided information; they make the story credible. Substantiation […]

Optimize your photo-taking efforts

Images abound this Memorial Day weekend — whether they are published in legacy media or on social media, whether they are posted online or are being passed around on mobile devices for others to see. If you are making memories, why not optimize your efforts? Here are some suggestions. HOW TO PICK THE BEST PHOTOS Follow […]

10 warning signs about credit

Journalists and content consumers, alike, share a need to know where information comes from, who is providing it and how it was gathered. Whether the content is a long-form story in print or a link shared on social media, we need to be able to trust it. To that end, we share 10 warning signs […]

8 questions to ask about sources

If you’re publishing your own work — whether as a freelancer or an employee of a media company — here are some important questions to ask yourself. You can use them as a checklist to ensure you give proper credit and include the best sources. Appropriate attribution and sourcing will set you apart as someone who […]