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Map of Transparency

Track the eight Editorial Transparency Indicators. You will trust rigorous journalism again!

We want all our pieces of news to achieve a transparency value of 100%. How can we reach this number?

Click on each indicator to add transparency

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15

Making public our editorial policy: up to 15% of the transparency value.

15

Explaining why we choose a certain way to say things: another 15%

5

Stating the place where we write the information: 5%.

15

Byline: Does it give a full name, initials, or a general denomination for the newsroom: up to another 15%

20

Mentioned sources - Persons, Institutions, Other Media, and even a Non-identified Source: could get another 20% of the value.

10

Attaching support documents (pictures, doc, videos, audios, graphics…): another 10%.

10

With links to another context documents we will obtain a further 10%.

10

Giving the publication and updating dates as well as the dates of all documents, could get another 10% of the value of transparency.

Learn about journalists' work

The digital revolution has resulted in deep changes in the way we read the news. Most harmful to the media and the readers is the proliferation of content disguised as journalism, which creates misinformation because many of them are either just fake news, hoaxes, or intentional manipulations. Most of this content is spread by pseudo-media who present themselves as legitimate news organizations. The result is the citizen´s growing distrust in journalism and a direct threat to the freedom of information, with the risk that entails for any democratic society.

In this context, Público is following the recommendations of several international organizations, such as Access INFO, FNPI, RSF and PDLI. We have decided to commit ourselves the traceability of our pieces of news (to make our working process public and transparent) so the readers can be sure that they are reading trustworthy information. We have created the Transparent Journalism Tool, TJ Tool, which tracks almost automatically the eight Editorial Transparency Indicators.

In a unprecedent and unique exercise of transparency in Spain, Público has committed itself to the readers and will offer a Transparency Map of each piece of news. It will allow them to see at a glance the process behind each of news item and a percentile value of its transparency.

With TJ Tool we let you into our news kitchen and look for the T of transparency!

Journalists use Tj Tool to create a transparency map of each story

“Are you tired of fake news and hoaxes? TJ Tool is here to reassure the readers that nobody is pulling the wool over their eyes

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If you are a reader and you have any questions about Tj Tool or if you are a journalist and want to join our Movement of Transparency, contact us!

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