NewsTrust Baltimore takes a local approach to media literacy and showcasing new journalism

NewsTrust sees its mission as helping readers find “good journalism” by giving people the tools to separate good from bad. But when it comes to journalism, good and bad aren’t exactly universal truths anymore. Is a story good if it adheres to facts but lacks strong writing? Is a story bad if it’s on a blog, regardless of how it’s reported? And what if its told through an ideological or political lens different from your own?

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Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Howard Rheingold, Nieman Journalism Lab, Tshiung Han See (t), Ray Nichols (t), David Fox (t), Megan Taylor (t), Johan Jessen (t), Josh_Young (t), Malorie Jae Lucich (t), Fabrice Florin (t), Donica Mensing (t), Rachel Fus (t), Matthew Nadler (t), Joey Baker (t), Alfredo Ramos Jr (t), miker1717 (t), Ellie Kesselman (t), Kaizar Campwala (t)

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Deborah Plummer
3.8
by Deborah Plummer - Feb. 9, 2011

I haven't read any articles from Neiman Journalism Lab so I chose "No" to the trust question. Otherwise, I found the article a good reminder of the mission of NewsTrust and wished it could be expanded across the country. There is so much misinformation; when 90% of our media is conservative and only 10% progressive, there's no chance for alternative ways of thinking. And, thinking is the aim for NewsTrust.

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