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.
Post Episode 3: Social media playing behind-the-scenes role in elections
In episode 3 of Post, journalists discuss how Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram are helping campaigns and reporters reach voters.
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
New research indicates tight meters have won the pay model war for news websites
As the search for effective revenue models for online news sources continues, many websites have kept their content free. Newspapers, however, have erected a variety of pay models, including a variety of metered models. When newspapers first went online, the generally accepted wisdom of the time was that their content had to be free. It … 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.
Survey: Journalists’ most urgent training needs are mobile, data and video
Respondents say they’d try bite-size lessons on their phone to learn digital skills.
Who trusts — and pays for — the news? Here’s what 8,728 people told us
As part of the Trusting News project, 28 partner newsrooms asked their audiences to tell them about their views on the credibility of news. Is there a connection between people’s politics and their trust in news? (Yes.) Do people’s race or age play a factor in what they trust? (Yes on race, less on age.) … Continued
Memory holes and permanent errors: Part 3
The preservation of online news corrections, updates and post-publication edits.
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