Essay

'Trust' in what exactly?

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Abstract

On traditional media platforms such as TV and newspapers, news content used to be fairly easy to identify: reportage was separated from commentary sections and stand-alone news bulletins, and advertisements were clearly segregated. However, these previously clear distinctions have been eroded by the creeping tide of opinion entering the 24- hour news cycle, and nowhere faster than on social media. Rather than news being quarantined, it is now squeezed in amongst celebrity gossip, status updates and selfies on the continuous social media ‘feed’ where the distinction between ‘news’ and ‘not news’ is increasingly hard to discern. This has led to some concern that news is perceived as being less trustworthy than it once was and, in response, the Digital News Report includes specific questions on trust in news (see section eight for detailed results).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
Number of pages76
ISBN (Print)9781740884327
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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FISHER, C. (2016). Essay: 'Trust' in what exactly? Canberra, Australia: University of Canberra.