Trust in media

Mary Walter-Brown, CEO of News Revenue Hub, on loyalty strategies

At a time of low trust in the news and a lack of willingness to pay for it, what can be done to encourage reader donations - even for the most resource-scarce newsrooms?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/07/22

Newsrewired special: Your main takeaways from our digital journalism conference

What are the biggest challenges facing newsrooms? Our audience shared their thoughts and takeaways from our flagship media event

Posted by Camille Dupont on 23/06/22

Five questions for every newsroom to ask themselves on World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day is a reminder of why democracy and a free press matter. But conversations about safety, sustainability and sourcing need to be an all-year priority

Posted by Catherine Edwards on 03/05/22

Why autistic people can be great journalists

Diagnostic criteria often focus on the things an autistic person cannot do, rather than what they excel at. So, what are the benefits of being an autistic journalist?

Posted by Isla Whateley on 23/02/22

How to report on neurodiversity

Sensitive reporting on conditions like autism, dyslexia and ADHD can promote a wider understanding and help fight stereotypes

Posted by Fern McErlane on 08/02/22

Tip: Build trust with your sources

How to maintain healthy relationships with those who make your stories possible

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/02/22

The truth sandwich: how to cover falsehoods from official sources

"Just reporting" what was said does not cut it anymore. Journalists need to fact-check official statements before repeating them to stop perpetuating misinformation

Posted by Joseph Cummins on 02/02/22

New campaign challenges Twitter to explain its "arbitrary" verification of freelance journalists

As prominent journalists are being rejected for blue ticks, two freelancers are calling on the platform to make the verification process fair and transparent

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/12/21

Improving relationships between journalists and academics - Newsrewired special

Newsrooms rely on scholars for research on industry trends but they are often reluctant to work with academia. In the end, everybody misses out. But it does not have to be that way

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/10/21

Tip: Use simple formats to cover emotionally-charged topics

FAQs and Q&As can help minimise perceptions of bias when writing about topics that generate strong opinions

Posted by Sage De-Hayes on 23/09/21

Tip: Build trust by responding to readers' concerns

People have questions about what makes our work credible. Use those conversations to build connections with the community

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 17/09/21

Indifference, not hostility, is the main barrier to building trust in news

A new RISJ report finds that it is not the shouty Twitterati but the disengaged public who struggles to connect with and trust the media

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 09/09/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Chase Palmieri of Credder

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to the mind behind a 'Rotten Tomatoes for news' platform

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/08/21

Data journalism: five ideas for more effective industry–academic collaboration

Closer relationships between journalists and academics could bring about a more data-savvy news industry

Posted by Damian Radcliffe and Seth Lewis on 19/08/21

How journalists and researchers can work together to solve news industry's problems

While scholars have the power to prompt journalists to face uncomfortable professional truths, change is not al­ways welcome

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 16/08/21

South China Morning Post experiments with blockchain to record ‘shared human history’

The publisher will turn its archives into NFTs that can be viewed, collected and traded by the public. But why does this matter to a news organisation?

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 04/08/21

Ofcom: BBC One, ITV and Facebook are the most used news sources in the UK. In that order

Ofcom's latest research into digital news consumption also found that the over-65s still prefer to get their news from TV, while those from minority ethnic groups overwhelmingly favour the internet

Posted by Melanie Weaver on 03/08/21

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

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