Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

Trusting News Project

Trusting News engages with newsrooms to develop, test, and implement new practices and behaviors that make reporting more transparent and trustworthy.

WHY WE INVESTED

With the rise of misinformation, hyper-partisanship, and vitriolic attacks on the press, news outlets are facing decreasing levels of trust from their audiences. While most journalists are aware of this situation, many lack strategies to combat this depleting trust by sharing the value of their work and communicating their own credibility.

Democracy Fund is excited to support Trusting News as it builds a network of transparency coaches and trainers who will work to scale the project’s current effort, increasing its ability to make industry-wide change through newsroom-specific strategies.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

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Total Commitment

2017: Up to $100,000 over 1 year. 2018: $150,000 over one year.

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