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Posts Tagged ‘news trustworthiness’

Report: How to Build Trust In the Digital Age

A recent report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism looks at the quality of journalism in the digital age. The report’s author, Richard Sambrook, is a journalism professor at Cardiff University and former director of BBC News.  In the report, Sambrook investigates the notions of objectivity and impartiality in the digital world, and whether or not we can trust the new forms of journalism that are emerging as a result of new technologies. Read more

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PBS Study: British Public Trusts TV More Than Newspapers

What happens to a society when they lose trust in traditional media? Do they turn to online media, like blogs and Facebook? Apparently not, according to a new study commissioned by PBS.

In honor of its Nov. 1 launch across the pond, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) released its first PBS UK Trust report, which interviewed 1,108 UK adults and 1,095 US adults. The findings show that the British public was rocked by this summer’s phone-hacking scandal, so much so that 58 percent say they have lost trust in newspapers.

More surprisingly, however, is that 64 percent of UK respondents say TV is the most trusted news outlet, with radio a close second at 58 percent. Read more