• Certified Content Coalition

    Specification Document

  • Before you have a standard, you have a “spec”

    Below you will find the Specification document from the CCC.


    This is what will eventually become the standard by which Journalist Certification Authorities will be evaluated. If an organization has standards that meet these minimum standards, they can apply to become a JCA.


    Once the organization is a JCA, the CCC will work with those organizations to ensure that all of its members are validated.


    This document has been reviewed by more than 100 people from more than 75 different organizations in journalism, standards, advertising, academia and more.


    If you have other comments or ideas for this document, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

  • The CCC Draft Specification Document

    Click here to download the whole document.

  • Submit Comments on the Spec

    If you have comments, please refer to the section and line number in the document.


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