Promoting Responsible Journalism through Accountability

Accountable Press is a publisher-based solution to the problem of fake news sites.

Accountable Press:

  • Verifies the physical address and contact information of our Certified Accountable Press publishers, thereby assuring they are who they say they are.
  • Documents media and business licenses, accreditations, and awards that Certified Accountable Press publishers have earned.
  • Provides Certified Accountable Press publishers with initial and ongoing education about original reporting, accountability, proper attribution, and responsible journalism.
  • Investigates reports of and decertifies news publishers with a history of copyright infringement.
  • Provides consumers and aggregators with a Certified Accountable Press publisher’s verified physical address and profile information.

Certified Accountable Press Publishers Receive:

  • The Certified Accountable Press Seal. The seal can be proudly displayed on their site to show readers they are an authenticated Certified Accountable Press publisher.
  • A public profile page on Accountable.Press with information about their publication and a link to their site.
  • Identification as a News Media Organization, with details about their publication and verified address, in the schema of their profile page.
  • A snippet of code that search engines and news aggregators can use to confirm their status as an authenticated Certified Accountable Press publisher.

Through a combination of verification, education, outreach, and advocacy, Accountable Press raises the profile of our members and promotes responsible journalism through accountability.