More on FAQ #111

111. What are “the most-widely trusted photographs in the world” on whose 9 characteristics the Trust Checklist is based?

That is a reference to the kind of high-impact photos that are reproduced simultaneously on the front pages of multiple trusted news organizations’ websites — and printed newspapers — around the world every day.

Common examples include

• photos of wars and other conflicts
• photos of national election campaigns
• photos from astronauts in outer space
• photos of a refugee crisis
• photos of recent Olympic games
• photos of the World Cup
• photos of large street protests
• photos of the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and tsunamis.

The 9 characteristics that those photos share

It is rare to find news photographs in trusted news settings that do not have all 9 characteristics as spelled out in the Trust Checklist.