A Call for Cooperation Against Fake News
Jeff Jarvis

Trades and professions — doctors, lawyers, CPAs, hair dressers and contractors, among others — use public credentials that communicate an adherence to accepted standards. The designation doesn’t guarantee the quality of services but it indicates training, methodology, voluntary aspirational principles, and legal compliance, in some cases. Media consumers would be well served by a similar designation for journalists. The initialed credential on the author’s byline would determine whether the content was created by the journalism professions own standards for credible media.