Applicant: Wahyu Dhyatmika
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
IFCN Staff wrote:
1. On the questions about links to our funding and financial report, we have made it more visible and directly link to our methodology page. Now readers can find our financial report, revenue stream and link to our shareholders in the third and fourth paragraph from the end.
Here are the links:
https://korporat.tempo.co/tentang/struktur_saham (which explained in details our ownership structure.)
https://korporat.tempo.co/investor/investor_s (includes all financial reports to our shareholders) https://korporat.tempo.co/uploads/tentang/ea763be2c0cf3cf71cd01c749261e949.pdf (the latest financial report)
2. on the question about our collaboration with Mafindo, as suggested we created a new heading called "Kolaborasi" and explain who is Mafindo, the non-profit nature of our collaboration, and how/why the collaboration is important for the overal effort of factchecking in Indonesia.
We include links to Mafindo's financial report and about page, so readers can also have direct access to that information.
here's the link:
3. On the clarity of who is our factcheckers, I've added a link to our newsroom structure on the sentence about how "Untung will coordinate the whole newsroom for factchecking purposes" as suggested.
4. The disclaimer "Anda punya data/informasi berbeda, kritik atau masukan untuk artikel cekfakta ini? Kirimkan ke firstname.lastname@example.org" meaning, "If you do have different information or want to critisize our work, please send an email to email@example.com" was put from the beginning in the bottom of each of the factcheck article. This is to confirm that we do have our own correction and feedback mechanism independent from Mafindo's.
I hope all of these additional information, improvement and links meet your expectation. Thank you.
From the assessor:
From the links: https://korporat.tempo.co/tentang/struktur_saham and https://korporat.tempo.co/investor/investor_s any reader can find the funding sources and annual financial report from Tempo from 2014-present. However, there is no special indication of the expenditures for their fact-checking operation. While this is a huge improvement, I recommend Tempo to add some information about that matter when they apply for renewal."
Regarding its cooperation with MAFINDO, readers can access financial spend for fact-checking of the MAFINDO as the Tempo’s partner via:
From the link: https://cekfakta.tempo.co/metodologi readers can find detail description of Tempo’s partnership with MAFINDO. It created a new heading called "Kolaborasi". Also, there is a description of general task of Untung Widianto, coordinator of fact-checking project at the outlet and his coordination model with partners in newsroom.
Summarizing, Tempo has made good progress to meet the IFCN standard and I recommend the board to accept them.
Conclusion and recommendations
Overall, Tempo.co is mostly compliant with the principles of fact-checking. Overall, the outlet produces fact-checking and the specific link on it is easily accessible.
However, minor improvement should be made on the following issues:
Adding the work of fact-checking to more than one month period.
More detail on funding incomes & expenditures, etc.
Publish detail profile of the fact-checking staff in the web.
Explanation on the editorial policy (in the METODOLOGI section) on why the information on contacts of the story sources or the official government records are not directly accessible for audience on the Web.
Create guidelines for readers on how to submit a comment/critic.
Moreover, it’s advisable for Tempo to create its own form of audience comments/critics to its fact-check, rather than using the Turnbackhoax’s form.
I propose to accept the Tempo.co application with the condition to publish all above issues online and then, edit the form.