WEBINAR: Using Verified Sources with NewsGuard

Joshua Cole, 16th August 2023

NewsGuard provides transparent tools to counter misinformation for readers, brands, and democracies. Since launching in 2018, its global staff of trained journalists and information specialists has collected, updated, and deployed more than 6.9 million data points on more than 35,000 news and information sources, and to catalog and track all of the top false narratives spreading online.

NewsGuard’s reliability ratings cover all of the news and information websites that account for 95% of online engagement with news in Australia, New Zealand, U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Austria.

NewsGuard's analysts monitor and continually update their ratings for each site in the dataset—while their rapid response team tracks emerging misinformation narratives and sources to provide real-time coverage as misinformation sources spin up new domains, shift web addresses, or begin trending with an emerging false narrative.

Each site is rated using nine basic, apolitical criteria of journalistic practice. Based on the nine criteria, each site gets a trust score of 0-100 points and a detailed “Nutrition Label” review explaining who is behind the site, what kind of content it publishes, and why it received its rating — with specific examples of any trust issues the NewsGuard team found.

Journalists who attend the webinar will receive a free voucher to the NewsGuard browser extension, which enables easy access to our individual scores, ratings, and Nutrition Labels for thousands of news and information websites.


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Date: 3pm AEST, Tuesday, 5 September 2023


Presented by: Virginia Padovese, Managing Editor & Vice President Partnerships, Europe, Australia and New Zealand at NewsGuard.

Virginia Padovese

Padovese was born in Italy and earned a masters degree in Journalism and Communications at University of Trieste in 2004. After working in Milan as an intern at the press office of Mondadori Electa publishing house, Padovese moved to Australia, where she worked for 10 years as a radio reporter, broadcaster, and digital producer for SBS Radio.

In 2018, Padovese moved to New York where she joined NewsGuard's team focussing on misinformation and disinformation.

Padovese is also a teacher at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, and she has been invited to speak about misinformation and disinformation at La Sapienza University in Rome, the School of Journalism in Urbino, and the University of Padua.

Padovese is the talian Digital Media Observatory NewsGuard's manager. IDMO is a consortium led by Luiss University selected by the European Commission to fight disinformation in Italy.

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