Journalists in many countries are experimenting with how to build trust and engage with audiences. The study Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in the Media, commissioned by Open Society Foundations, profiles organizations that are working to build bridges with their readers, viewers and listeners and deliver relevant news to local audiences.
Facts and opinions in news reporting: Substantiated opinions provide evidence for the claims, while unsubstantiated opinions relate to assumptions, rumors and gossip. Learn more about how to distinguish opinions and facts in the infographic below! #MILCLICKS #TrustinMediaSEE
In this Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Factsheet by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Lucas Graves, the authors analyse data from 8 focus groups and a survey of online news users to understand audience perspectives on fake news.
Sharing photos, posting comments, playing video games -- these are just a few of the ways that kids interact online. But when sharing goes beyond friends and family, it can be risky.
The report gives an idea of European citizens’ perception of the trustworthiness of several types of media, and includes EU Member States as well as acceding and candidate countries.
From the publication by Data & Society:
"The spread of false or misleading information is having real and negative effects on the public consumption of news."...."Online communities are increasingly turning to conspiracy-driven news sources, whose sensationalist claims are then covered by the mainstream media, which exposes more of the public to these ideas."
This online resource center targets pupils, teachers and journalists with a variety of material.
The research published by SEE Media Partnership for Media Development in March 2017 aims to provide an up-to-date environmental analysis of the journalism education and media literacy programs available in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
The International Fact-Checking Network has launched a website for the first International Fact-Checking Day, 2 April, with useful resources.