Trusting News Project Report

In interviews with local journalists, 81 news consumersexplained the qualities of trustworthy journalism, perceptions of fact-checking organizations, and expectations of transparency. A thematic analysis found balance, depth, and honesty among the most prevalent themes relating to trustworthy journalism. The usefulness of fact-checking, ability of organizations to fact-check news subjects, and the integrity of fact-checking organizations were among the most prevalent themes relating to fact-checking organizations. Regarding transparency, the newsgathering process and journalists’ professional credentials were among the most prevalent themes. Results provide implication towards building trust with news audiences. towards building trust with news audiences.


comments powered by Disqus