A Trusting News analysis: What news consumers say they trust

Trusting News Project ReportDownload Fundamentally, news consumers trust journalism that they find to be balanced, in-depth, honest and reputable.  Those qualities appeared over and over in an analysis of 81 in-depth interviews our newsroom partners conducted with members of their communities. And when asked directly about what defines quality journalism, they were at the top … Continued

Putting the audience at the center of immersive journalism

VR and 360° video are attractive to journalists because the product promises to put the audience in the middle of news events. For immersive journalism to reach its potential, we must put the audience at the center of the production process.

Trusting News project expands research and training through University of Georgia partnership

Trusting News, a project intended to empower journalists to earn consumers’ trust, is adding research and training support from a partnership with the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Trusting News project, which was founded at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, where it receives continued support, has worked with more than 50 news … Continued

Journalists, let’s invest in trust, not just expect it

We know trust in the news media is decreasing. I mean, it’s really not a pretty picture. Let’s start with this stat: A 2016 Gallup poll revealed that just 32% of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in mass media.

Faux news in the digital age: Appendix 3

Clickbait beliefs   I did not know what clickbait was until taking this survey.   Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent Valid 1- Strongly Agree 33 12.4 12.4 12.4 2 35 13.2 13.2 25.6 3 45 16.9 16.9 42.5 4 41 15.4 15.4 57.9 5- Strongly Disagree 112 42.1 42.1 100.0 Total 266 100.0 100.0 … Continued