Diverse coverage begins with diverse journalists. The narrow mainstream perspective didn’t happen by chance. It’s the product of a century of one dominant narrative- and it doesn’t appear that will change any time soon. At VNN, we don’t think it’s right that women and minorities only stand a fraction of a chance of advancement in
How To Get Involved Thank you for joining our Verified News Community We're going to be honest with you- we need you. Local community news needs you. And we know there are a few of you out there who need us, too. After all, that's why we exist. Here's a few ways we can help
Social media scaries We don’t need to sensationalize our content just to get attention. But when it comes to the big box social media corporations, the reality IS scary. We can’t dial it down and risk our news community failing to grasp the gravity of the situation. The Social Dilemma team said it best: Big
How to verify news Step 3: Grow Your News Body After you’ve learned how to vet sources (here) and evaluate content (here), it’s time to exercise those muscles by expanding your body of news. Diversify your content sources. We do this at VNN by providing content from a variety of contributors like journalists, non-profit news
How to verify news Step 2: Evaluate Content Now that we can tell if a source is trustworthy, we can dive deeper into the process of evaluating the content we watch and read all the time (Missed Step 1? Click here to learn how to vet sources) The truth is, evaluating content is a lot
How to verify news Step 1: Vet Sources The way we verify news and information at VNN is by taking the same steps everyone should take to verify news and information. Before we start looking at the information, we need to look at where the information is coming from. For VNN, that means interviewing potential
How we choose journalists to partner with VNN Verified News Network is constantly striving to build up our foundation of diverse storytellers. We put the word out on job sites and social media 1-3 times per year, stressing the fact that we are a non-traditional network looking for partners who want to do news differently.
Why is it important to sponsor local news? There are less than 16,000 journalists than there were 10 years ago. As a nation, the days of a robustly staffed local newspaper are done. Radio and television news have also seen dramatic cuts over the years. The number of employed news analysts, reporters and journalists dropped