Over at the University of Maryland, the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda have compiled a list of the most transparent newspapers in the world:
This study investigated 25 of the world’s top news sites to evaluate which of them open up their newsrooms to public scrutiny and comment:
- Which outlets post corrections to their stories?
- Which ones provide details about their owners and offer information about any other media and non-media holdings of those owners?
- Which ones publish their internal guidelines for reporters (such as how potential conflicts of interest by reporters or editors are handled)?
- Which ones publish their internal standards for stories (such as how anonymous sources are handled or how politicized language is identified)?
- Which ones actively seek readersâ€™ comments and complaints?