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Tysons Corner, Virginia, United StatesFounded in 2015Trust Project news partner since

Tegna is a media company that focuses on empowering communities through impactful investigations and marketing services.

Tegna is one of the largest broadcasters in the U.S., reaching 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. The platform says it's focus is on combating misinformation and disinformation through the use of the Verify entity it founded. 

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Best Practices Policies

Tegna is the parent organization of multiple news properties guiding their overall best practices. These news properties then implement the shared best practices independently.

Best Practices Policies

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Tegna says it serves communities by providing news, seeking solutions, exposing problems, providing editorial and community leadership, promoting understanding of complex issues and advocating for communities that are a part of their platform. 


Tegna's policy states it is dedicated to the principles of truth, independence, public interest, fair play and integrity. These principles apply to everything it does, from gathering information to reporting and producing content. To apply these principles its journalists are told to stop, think and get input from a variety of perspectives. 

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Ownership & Funding

Tegna Media is one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S. Across platforms, Tegna aims to deliver relevant and trusted content by telling empowering stories, conducting impactful investigations and providing innovative solutions for advertisers through Tegna Marketing Solutions. 

Diverse Voices

Tegna's policy is to seek input from a variety of voices from the community to impact editorial decisions. Through this approach, it seeks to understand the whole story of the individuals and the stories that make up the community. 


Tegna's policy is to make corrections promptly and proportionate to the original reporting.

Unnamed Sources

Platforms under Tegna use unnamed sources only as a last resort when it best serves the public’s right to know, and only with prior news management approval, according to its policy. 

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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