Independent Publisher

Ponte Jornalismo

São Paulo, BrazilFounded in 2014

Ponte Jornalismo is a nonprofit, non partisan news organization that produces investigative journalism and in-depth reporting on social justice, human rights and politics in Brazil.

It was founded in 2014 by a group of Brazilian journalists and is supported by donations from individuals and foundations. Ponte Jornalismo aims to provide independent and critical journalism to promote transparency, accountability and democracy in Brazil.

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Best Practices Policies

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Ponte focuses on covering news related to public security and the judicial system as well as the intersections with race, gender and class in Brazil.

Ponte says it  practices journalism to inform society about the fight for human rights, against racism and all oppressions of race, gender and class.



Ownership & Funding

As a nonprofit publication, Ponte gets funded through three different financial sources: donation from readers, donations from philanthropic institutions and services such as research on public security related issues. 

Diverse Voices

According to Ponte, diversity at Ponte is present both on its coverage - through sources - and at its staff, seeking to ensure racial and gender heterogeneity in its team.



Ponte says it corrects its errors quickly and transparently. 

After a Ponte report goes live it says it is committed to tell its readers of any corrections, clarifications and updates.

It pledges to tell a) the date and time of the amendment and b) what has been altered. It also says it is transparent, distinguishing corrections from clarifications and updates.

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Unnamed Sources

Ponte says that its coverage, by default, identify all sources mentioned with their full name. 

Exceptions occur only when identification may pose a risk to life or retaliation for sources. In this case, we omit people's names — and may use fictitious names, identified as such — and explain the reasons for the omission in the report.

The Trust Project

The Trust Project is an international consortium of news organizations building standards of transparency and working with technology platforms to affirm and amplify journalism’s commitment to transparency, accuracy, inclusion and fairness so that the public can make informed news choices. It was founded and is led by award-winning journalist Sally Lehrman.

Our Funders

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, was our original funder, through the Trustworthy Journalism Initiative of Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Google followed with their financial support. Our funders also have included Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Facebook. Funders. Trust Project policies and the Trust Indicators are shaped and enforced independently from our funding sources.

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