In an interesting piece from Washington based Global Investigative Journalism Network, GIJN explores how they’re working with Gannett’s regional-based data and investigations team to implement tech that helps rebuild readers’ trust in investigative journalism. They’re using ‘Trust Nuggets’, which are essentially bite-sized bits of information on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind any investigative story, sprinkled throughout the broader piece.
In a time where press freedom is under threat all over the world, trust in journalism is an essential part of combating its demise. So when combined with various other approaches (including legislative change to support free press practices – for example the AJF is advocating for a Media Freedom Act), Trust Nuggets could play a key role in strengthening democracy globally.
Read the full piece here.