Trust in media

Exploring the fight against misinformation

Where is the place of professional journalism in the sea of online untruths?

Posted by Laura Morelli on 02/08/21

Why nine UK journalists perform their stories live on a theatre stage

"Live journalism" project News Cabaret is looking to re-engage audiences with the news and tackle growing mistrust in the media

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 30/07/21

Influencers lead news debates in youth-focussed social networks, leaving journalists in the shade

Celebrities, personalities and activists are playing a bigger role in the news, influencing young people in social networks like Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, according to the latest Reuters Institute Digital News Report. But what does this mean for journalists and should we be worried?

Posted by Nic Newman and Simge Andı on 12/07/21

Opinion | What does GB News mean for the UK media landscape?

The Conversation's Chris Waiting looks at the impact of the newly launched TV station on trust in news

Posted by Chris Waiting on 02/07/21

Francesco Zaffarano, editor-in-chief of Will Media, on shaking up the Italian news industry

How one media start-up is looking to gain the trust of Gen Z audiences by getting out of its big-city bubble and meeting readers in their hometowns

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/07/21

Reuters Institute Digital News Report: 'Overall, we feel quite optimistic about where the industry is heading'

The pandemic has given the media a renewed sense of purpose reflected in increased public trust. But the news still proves hard to monetise

Posted by Jacob Granger, Marcela Kunova on 23/06/21

'Anger at "fake news" can stop journalists from admitting - and correcting - their errors'

Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford calls on all media professionals to fight "for the good name of our profession" with transparency and honesty

Posted by Osama Gaweesh on 15/06/21

Licence fee, accountability and overseas opportunities central to BBC's future

The public broadcaster is thinking of new ways to cash in on its growing presence at home and abroad. But first, it needs to deal with scandals and balance sheets

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/06/21

Tip: Foster trust to grow your revenue

People are willing to pay for news but they need to perceive it as credible

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/06/21

Tip: Respond to a reader complaint without sounding defensive

Show diplomacy and humility when engaging with your community to maintain their trust

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 24/05/21

Create a trust strategy for your news organisation

Mistrust towards the news can come down to many factors: portrayal of communities, fear of being manipulated or even spelling and grammar. What can your newsroom do to restore relationships with readers?

Posted by Nathan Clarke on 21/05/21

Catherine Chapman, independent journalist, on pitfalls of cybersecurity reporting

Two thirds of tech experts consider mainstream media coverage of online safety to be inaccurate and sensationalised. But how much do the nuances really matter when trying to get audiences interested in an often dull and complex topic?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/05/21

Viral Facts Africa fights covid infodemic with emojis and animated messages

A collaborative project experiments with shareable social content to tackle the spread of coronavirus misinformation on the continent

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/05/21

Five tips for aspiring foreign correspondents

Reporting from distant regions conjures up images of discovery and adventure. But breaking into this field of journalism is notoriously hard

Posted by Madison Temmel on 28/04/21

Leading change in the digital newsrooms

Join us at the next Newsrewired conference, taking place online from 18 to 27 May 2021

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 28/04/21

Tip: Be open about your use of anonymous sources

Quoting an "unnamed source" often looks suspicious to your readers. Bringing clarity into what this means can enhance your credibility

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 27/04/21

RISJ trust report: redefine your public image or bad actors will do it for you

The latest Trust in News Project paper finds that journalists and readers are not always on the same page when it comes to building a trusting relationship

Posted by Jacob Granger on 26/04/21

Alex Crawford: I want to fight misinformation with transparency

Perhaps the only option we are left with to challenge the false portrayal of journalism is to take back control over the narrative

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 01/04/21

Does truth equal trust?

We like to believe that giving our audiences cold hard facts will win their trust. The reality is more complicated

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 30/03/21

Building audience's trust can help your newsroom become sustainable

The public is in the dark about the economic pressures facing the news industry. Trusting News offers newsroom-tested strategies which help readers understand that their support is needed now more than ever

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/02/21

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