This summer, Colorado will become the first state in the nation to pilot the JTI on a statewide scale — starting with a pilot cohort of up to 12 local newsrooms that will receive technical support to complete the JTI self-assessment and strengthen or develop editorial guidelines that help build community trust.
For the first cohort in particular, we will be seeking a diverse range of newsrooms representing various sizes, audiences, delivery formats and geographies. Applications will be submitted on behalf of each newsroom, but we ask that you plan ahead for two people from your organization to participate. Consider who in your organization is positioned best — regardless of rank or role — to champion this work. Still not sure who should attend? Reach out to us at email@example.com to discuss.
JTI: Colorado will take place primarily at the Buell Public Media Center at 2101 Arapahoe Street in Denver. We’d love to have everyone join in-person, but virtual attendance will be considered on an as-needed basis.
The first JTI: Colorado clinic will take place July 28 and 29.
Your newsroom can use the JTI standard to increase your trust and transparency indicators with the public, complete and publish JTI Transparency Reports, and get certified by independent auditors.
Your newsroom’s participation will have impact beyond your outlet:
JTI indicators can be used by LOCAL RESIDENTS to help them make informed choices in their news diets.
ADVERTISERS can use the JTI to align their spending in ways that enhance brand trust and credibility.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND SEARCH PLATFORMS can use machine-readable JTI data to index and elevate content that meets high standards.
POLICYMAKERS AND REGULATORS can use the JTI as an independent, industry-aligned, non-content-specific standard for identifying credible local news businesses.
MEDIA FUNDERS AND DONORS can use the JTI as an indicator when selecting and evaluating projects.
The deadline to apply for this pilot cohort is July 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Space is limited with an overall cap to the pilot cohort of 12 newsrooms.