‘Trust’ in offline/online media

Trustworthiness in the Fourth and Fifth Estates by Richard Collins

International Journal of Communication 2 (2009), 61-86

  • Discusses ‘trust’ in sociological literature and links to discussions of social capital
  • Examines trust and the mainstream media/How trustworthy is the media?
  • Looks at the ways a dialogic, web 2.o media landscape can meet criteria of trustworthyness
  • Gives examples of such media in the UK

Useful article, good links and bibliography. But doesn’t have the insiders bite of Nick Davies.

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