After 14 years dedicated to helping an industry in crisis find solutions that are consistent with the enduring values of journalism, the Committee of Concerned Journalists (CCJ) ceased to exist as an operating organization on December 31, 2011.

The work and the legacy of CCJ and its members will continue through a variety of means, including in cooperation with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, CCJ’s partner for its last six years, through the books and ideas the group inspired, and with the Project for Excellence in Journalism, founded and operated by Tom Rosenstiel, the co-founder of CCJ.

CCJ is looking to reach the next generation of news consumers, and journalism students, whose efforts will one day build news that serves the public interest. The training application linked below is part of our efforts to reach a wider audience with the key principles CCJ promotes. We hope this material will prove useful in both journalism classes, and wider news literacy efforts.

The Verification Application, focuses on the principles of Verification, outlined by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel in chapter four of The Elements of Journalism; these ideas have always represented the core principles of CCJ's mission.

This "Verification Application" was developed with the help of our partners at The University of Missouri's Reynolds Journalism Institute, the News Literacy Program at SUNY Stony Brook, and a leading games designer. We would like to thank the Knight Foundation, for their support of this effort, and encouragement to adapt CCJ's work for the web.

CCJ content (including: books, commentaries, research, and speeches) has been archived and are only available upon request.

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