Bias, Bullshit and Lies: Audience Perspectives on Low Trust in the Media

Even in a world where people increasingly get news from social media, the professional news media is still seen as largely to blame for low trust according to a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, which examines the underlying reasons for trust and distrust in the news media (and in social media) across nine countries.

Bias, spin and hidden agendas come across as the main reasons for lack of trust in the news media along with a perceived decline in journalistic standards driven by greater competition and some online business models. CONT.

Nic Newman & Richard Fletcher, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism