Editorial trust-building in German news outlets

The study “The quality oriented, the audience engagers, the transparent: Types of editorial trust-building in German news outlets” by Bernadette Uth from University of Muenster explored the issue of media trust and what sort of strategies news outlets use to regain and build trust. Especially in times of crisis, trustworthy information sources – journalism – … Continued


The credibility effect of opinion labels on online news

The study “The effects of transparency cues on news source credibility online: An investigation of ‘opinion labels.’” by Andrew Otis from Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. looked at how being labeled “opinion” affects the readers’ perception of news source credibility.  Trust is obviously important for news media in democracies. ‘Source credibility’ can be furthered by … Continued


Article: Trust and Journalistic Transparency Online

The study “Trust and Journalistic Transparency Online” by Michael Koliska from Georgetown University experimented on news consumers’ trust as brought on by transparency, and further, in the second experiment, explored the reasons for the findings in the first. Transparency in journalism is defined as opening up the journalistic processes (production, decision making) to outsiders, i.e. … Continued


How trust and fear stimulate or hamper new ideas in the newsroom

The study “Trust and Fear in the Newsroom: How Emotions Drive the Exchange of Innovative Ideas” by Ornella Porcu and Liesbeth Hermans from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and Marcel Broersma from University of Groningen looked at a topic under researched in journalism studies: what fosters the sharing and developing of new ideas?   Innovation is … Continued