Trust

Hav­ing writ­ten a book about trust in the media, I tend to keep track of the end­less trust polling that pours forth. Here’s the latest from TNS. When it comes to news­pa­pers TNS observed that less than a quarter (23%) of UK respond­ents ‘highly trus­ted’ news­pa­pers. In fact the UK gave the low­est score in this respect with […]

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I don’t often get HTML envy, but Roger Black has a damn fine look­ing blog. And he has a few thoughts on one of my favour­ite cur­rent themes — trust.

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Please for­give the shame­less self-pro­­mo­­tion but Can You Trust The Media? picked up a review at the Guard­i­an. Phone-in vot­ing scams, dodgy trail­er edit­ing, silly-sea­son reports of great white sharks cruis­ing off Eng­lish beaches — the media appar­ently has a prob­lem with trust. How to win it back? Wrong ques­tion, says Adri­an Mon­ck: trust is some­thing that […]

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Jon Fried­man has a walk down eth­ics lane today, prompt­ing Ken Auletta to come out with this dis­tinctly non-counter-intu­it­ive take on why eth­ic­al lapses occur. (And in the words of the song — “Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before.”) “Declin­ing cir­cu­la­tion, fall­ing advert­ising rev­en­ues, and the swoon­ing stock value of tra­di­tion­al news […]

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