Title How can we restore trust in media? Fewer biases and conflicts of interest, a new study shows Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 800 words Country Australia Date 17/04/20 Description The COVID-19 global pandemic has seen news consumption rise in Australia. Audiences for TV news are up and Australians are spending more time on news websites seeking reliable information about the virus and the social and economic consequences of our policy responses.
This makes trust in the media more imperative than ever.
Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Canberra have undertaken a survey of 1,045 Australians to gauge levels of trust and mistrust in news and what influences it.
Persons Caroline Fisher, Sora Park, Terry Flew