Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Newstrust Communications

  • Mill Valley, CA
  • http://newstrust.net

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission Statement

NewsTrust's mission is to help people find and
share good journalism online, so they can make more informed decisions as
citizens. 

NewsTrust aims to educate the public about the growing problems of information
overload, misinformation and mistrust on the Internet, by raising awareness about the effects of opinion news and amateur journalism, as well as media consolidation and
newsroom cutbacks.

Main Programs

  1. NewsTrust.net
Service Areas

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International

Our website, NewsTrust.net, is now primarily aimed at U.S. citizens, but is also used by visitors from around the world. As our service grows, we expect to introduce localized versions in other world regions.

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer since 2008

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Fabrice Florin

Keywords

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online news journalism information credibility rating media literacy reviews social network

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EIN

32-0251525

 Number

0929903974

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our free website, NewsTrust.net, provides a range of public information, news literacy and civic engagement tools. Our social news network features a daily feed of quality news and opinions from mainstream and independent sources, based on ratings from our reviewers. Our web review tools enable the public to evaluate accuracy, fairness, context and other core journalistic principles -- and help people become more discriminating news consumers in the process. We also rate our reviewers based on performance, to increase the reliability of our reviews and help them grow their own news literacy. To find out more, check our site:

http://www.newstrust.net/(http://www.newstrust.net/)

NewsTrust.net has attracted a growing community of journalists, educators and citizens, who share a passion for quality news and information, serving over a half-million visitors in 2008. Our media partners include The Washington Post, PBS, the Huffington Post and Scientific American -- and our educational partners include Stanford University, Stony Brook and the University of Nevada, to name but a few.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

NewsTrust.net

NewsTrust.net offers a powerful
new way to find and share good journalism online  -- and helps citizens make more informed decisions about their
lives and governments. Our nonprofit website provides quality news and
information filters, news literacy tools and a civic engagement network,
available to the public 24/7 on the Internet.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$250,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Our website, NewsTrust.net, is now primarily aimed at U.S. citizens, but is also used by visitors from around the world. As our service grows, we expect to introduce localized versions in other world regions.

Social Media

Blog

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NewsTrust Communications
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Newstrust Communications

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Fabrice Florin

BIO

Fabrice Florin is executive director, founder and CEO at NewsTrust, where he leads creative and business development for this social news network devoted to good journalism. 

With a 30-year track record in new media and technology, Mr. Florin has developed a wide range of leading-edge entertainment, education and software products. His previous ventures include: 

* Handtap, a leading-edge wireless content service for mobile phones;

* shockwave.com, a leading web entertainment site at Macromedia; 

* Apple Computer's Multimedia Lab, a new media R&D group; 

* Videowest, a producer of video journalism for ABC,  MTV and public TV. 

Mr. Florin earned four U.S. patents for his interactive TV work at Apple and was recently elected an Ashoka Fellow for his work as social entrepreneur.

For more information, check his online bio: http://newstrust.net/about/bio_florin.htm

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kim Spencer

Link TV

Term: Jan 2009 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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