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SPJ to partner with 'Trusted Sources' documentary


Claire Regan, SPJ National President, cregan@spj.org
Zoë Berg, SPJ Communications Specialist, 317-920-4785, zberg@spj.org
Don Colacino, Trust Documentary LLC Producer, (303) 578-6312, info@trustdocfilm.com

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists is partnering with “Trusted Sources," an independent documentary film exploring solutions to declining trust in news.

The film, produced and directed by filmmaker Don Colacino, features interviews with journalists, media experts and scholars from across the United States who are working to address the crisis of trust in news. The film offers a comprehensive view of the challenges faced by the news industry, solutions to the problem of declining trust, and techniques that individuals can use to identify trustworthy news sources for themselves.

"We are excited to support 'Trusted Sources' and its efforts to explore solutions to the issue of declining trust in news," said SPJ National President Claire Regan "At a time when the media landscape is changing rapidly, it is crucial that we work together to uphold the values of ethical journalism and promote transparency and accountability. We believe this film can help start important conversations about the future of the media industry and we are proud to be a part of it."

As part of the partnership, SPJ will promote the film to its members and support its distribution and outreach efforts. SPJ will also offer guidance to help ensure the accuracy of the film.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Society of Professional Journalists, an organization that shares our commitment to promoting ethical and responsible journalism," said Colacino. "Our goal with 'Trusted Sources' is to spark a conversation about the importance of trust in news and to inspire positive change within the industry and the public. We believe that this partnership with SPJ will help us reach a wider audience and bring attention to the vital work being done to restore struggling local news outlets and trust in the media."

"Trusted Sources" is targeted for national release in the spring of 2024.

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