« The Role of Media Literacy in Saving Journalism | Main | John McCain News Hunt Update »

Join our News Hunt on John McCain -- with Huffington Post's OffTheBus

Newshuntmccain_promobadge_photowide

This week's featured topic on NewsTrust is John McCain. Our partner for this 'news hunt' is Huffington Post's OffTheBus, a wonderful 'pro-am' initiative that empowers citizens to make important contributions to campaign coverage. Check our press release on this exciting partnership -- and check this blog for regular updates. UPDATE: HERE ARE THE FIRST RESULTS OF OUR NEWS HUNT, AS WELL AS THE FULL LISTING OF REVIEWED STORIES, FROM JUNE 2 TO JUNE 9.

Think of this 'news hunt' as a scavenger hunt for good journalism on John McCain. All week, from Monday, June 2nd, through Sunday, June 8th, we will collectively review hundreds of news articles and opinions about the candidate, using the NewsTrust review tools. Together, we will rate the news based on quality, not just popularity -- by evaluating each article's fairness, sourcing, context and other core principles of good journalism. This focus on quality information and news literacy can help us all make more informed decisions as citizens, as well as re-build the trust that has been lost between the news media and the public.

Throughout the week, we will prominently feature the top stories, sources and reviewers on the NewsTrust website and in our email newsletters. In a week, we'll announce the results of our news hunt on this blog.

Get involved
Help us find the best journalism on this important topic, by joining forces with NewsTrust and Huffington Post's OffTheBus, to review and submit stories about John McCain.

If you haven't already, please sign up to review some of the recommended stories on our site. To quickly submit new stories on this topic, be sure to get our bookmarklet. For more tips on how to join our news hunt, check our welcome page for new members.

This is a great opportunity to join forces with thousands of other like-minded news readers, and collectively find the best recent coverage about John McCain. Our hope is that our work will stimulate an appreciation for good journalism, and a market demand for high-quality news coverage. Along the way, we will each discover a few new articles (or even sources) to help us better understand our world, learning from each other in the process. And this is a wonderful way to practice our news literacy skills and become more discriminating news consumers in the process.


Thanks to our partners at Huffington Post's OffTheBus
Here at NewsTrust, we're delighted to be working with the trailblazing Huffington Post OffTheBus team, especially Amanda Michel, Arianna Huffington, Betsy Morgan, Mario Ruiz, Marc Cooper, John Tomasic and the rest of the vibrant HuffPo community. We thank them all for their wonderful contributions to this project, and look forward to our next steps together ...

Arianna_closeup_250x188

And if you haven't already, check out the last chapter in Arianna's latest book, Right is Wrong, where she shares her insights on how McCain has changed in recent years, from maverick outsider to Washington insider. The rest of the book is illuminating and highly recommended. And hearing Arianna in person is even more inspiring, as attested by the standing room only crowd at this recent book reading in Corte Madera, pictured here.

We're very grateful to Arianna for her gracious support -- and look forward to working with her and the HuffPo community on this exciting 'news hunt' for good journalism on John McCain.

A big thank you as well to our world-class NewsTrust team for leading the charge on this project: Beth Wellington, Kaizar Campwala, David Cohn and David Fox. We appreciate your going the extra mile to help this project happen.

Check our blog for regular updates on this News Hunt. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by email or post your feedback on our Suggestions page.

Join the news hunt.


Share/Save/Bookmark

Comments

It's pleasure to be part of this effort. I'm here because of HuffPo and now that I am - I'll remain here because I've discovered it stands on it own as an effort and I want to be part of it.

With a very busy schedule - I'm very particular in my investments of time, including a sparse few for my own Site - The Almost Daily Binx. This has won my attention. I try to put as much as possible.

Vincent Caminiti

I support Obama, but I value Newstrust as a non-partisan resource. Unfortunately, all I see are stories critical of McCain.

That is not surprising, given the choice of partner, the highly partisan Huffington Post.

It conflicts with Newstrust's mission to "search for truth online, through reasonable inquiry rather than ideology, impulse or blind faith" and to be a "non-partisan, community-based online network" (from the mission statement in the FAQ).

To maintain a non-partisan culture, I think it's important to avoid partnerships with partisan organizations like the Huffington Post. I considered whether the solution is to invite someone like the National Review Online for balance, but that only leads to more partisans -- balanced partisanship, like Crossfire once was, rather than non-partisanship.

Thank you,
Tom

A followup to my previous post. I notice you endorse Arianna Huffington's book attacking McCain as "illuminating and highly recommended" and go on to effusively praise her. Are those the words of non-partisans?

You say, this project is "a wonderful way to practice our news literacy skills and become more discriminating news consumers in the process". Ironically, it is to Newstrust itself that I must apply those skills.

Hi guyshttp://www.carrentals2go.net - , long time lurkery first time poster. Happy to be here!

tnx a lot, i`ve downloaded the program, installed it. Didn`t get into all features but there are some results already. My account is slowly filling with money.
Great thanx:-)

Why is A-Rod getting raked over the coals for testing positive for 'roids in 2003 but players like Giambi get away with it?

Over $9400 Worth Of PLR EBooks, Software, And Scripts could be yours. NO BULKY DOWNLOADS, just download the Files you want, when you want them! The most MASSIVE and DEVISTATING collection of PLR and MMR Products on the Internet! Now you can get the MASSIVE Private Label Rights Package jammed packed with thousand's of dollars worth of software, ebooks, articles, scripts, web site templates, graphics, images and much more! Resell YOUR products for

Over $9400 Worth Of PLR EBooks, Software, And Scripts could be yours. NO BULKY DOWNLOADS, just download the Files you want, when you want them! The most MASSIVE and DEVISTATING collection of PLR and MMR Products on the Internet! Now you can get the MASSIVE Private Label Rights Package jammed packed with thousand's of dollars worth of software, ebooks, articles, scripts, web site templates, graphics, images and much more! Resell YOUR products for

Hi Guys, Just joined up, thought i would say Hi :) Jenny

Give yourself 1-7 day of great fun !!!!!!!!!!!

This : http://is.gd/kX2T

Hello All Sorry if this is a bit OT http://www.clearancemobilephones.org.uk/ - http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/smile.gif but Can anyone suggest a reliable online store for finding clearance mobile phone deals? I would prefer sites that specializes in Samsung cell phones if at all possible. Thanks

Beware of your Dealings with this companys Mehul Vyas is a Liar and thief. You will hear lies about your project is almost done over and over. This guy went so low as to cry on the phone to me about his family in India.
Dont let him play your emotions and take your money. Bottom line he and his assosiates are thiefs.

It is of my opinion that Parties involved with him are not yet aware of his nature.

If you confront hiom about this he will have a big storry of how he is the Victim. NO HE IS A MANIPULATIVE THIEF!! And there are dozens of companies that have experienced this.

If You have not trust on Above word then I have written name of people and amount which they are asking from the company and Mobile no of them please verify that and trust on me.

If you have been victimised by him his new number is 805-296-2802

This number probably wont last long.

Employee Name Amount (Rs) Mobile No.

Mehul Shah 46173 9727531085

Sehul davavala 87110 9327628123

Vimal Sutariya 138000 9925923770

Prashant Parihar 132950 9427630770

Ankita Gajjar 81667 9428733985

Anal Bhalsod 40050 9427109116

Idris Hakim 54750 9228582356

Faruki Hamidullah 66000 9727072147

Hetal vyas 58750 9924330698

Vipul Tanna 164450 9428850859

Gyan Prakash 83100 9428106359

Mona Limbachiya 44400 9825084002

Sunil Acharya 118747 9904646046

Ankit Patel 21000

Umesh Panchal 27000 9974591486

Maulik Dave 22950 9824611288

Brijesha Modi 16200 9426358962

Viral Kayastha 148500 9909157818

Payal Mulani 27000

Maurya Patel 24300 9924500356

Abha ratnakar 64800 9909159513

Tejal Rupera 59400 9898048267

Dhaval thaker 20250

Swati Sharma 24300

Jayesh Patel 54000 9898553717

Suma Bhavasar 51850 +175000 9979506890
(credit card used by mehul vyas)

Ankita Patel 27000

Akshat Shah 17550 9979765457

Vinay Bhagat 40000 (Aprrox) 9427398989

Hemant Pancholi 18000 (Aprrox) 9998794271

Jigisha Variya 43000 9723311345

Priyanka Chauhan 10000 9327071260

Sumit Srivastava 24000

Hitesh Gopani 23500 9925355094

Regards,

The comments to this entry are closed.

About NewsTrust.net

  • NewsTrust.net helps people find good journalism online. Our web review tools let you rate the news based on journalistic quality, not just popularity. Based on member ratings, we feature a daily selection of top rated news and opinions on our free site. We're non-profit, non-partisan, and committed to helping citizens make informed decisions about democracy. More »

Top Stories on NewsTrust