Keyword: credibility
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Separating fact from fiction

There is nothing wrong with the news media providing opinions, and it often plays an important role in explaining what the facts may mean. The problem comes when the audience doesn’t discern the difference between news and opinion. more

Fort Smith paper announces changes to Op-Ed pages

Saying "times have changed, and so must we," the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has announced that it will no longer post letters to the editor online. In addition, the printed op-ed pages will only be published two days a week. more

Research: Combination of human, automated news is perceived as more trustworthy

Newly honored research from the University of Florida has shown that adding algorithmic reporting and human bylines to news stories are perceived as less biased. The research examines the emergent premise that if a machine, and not a human, generates a news story, the story is seen as objective and “free from bias.” more

As newsrooms face coronavirus-related cuts, 54% of Americans rate media’s response to the outbreak positively

Americans who get political and election news from two platforms — network television and print publications — are the most likely to say the news media are doing an excellent or good job responding to the coronavirus outbreak. more

USA TODAY joins Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program

USA TODAY has expanded its fact-checking efforts in a new partnership with Facebook to identify misinformation more

University of Florida announces Trust Consortium scholars

The inaugural class of University of Florida Trust Consortium Scholars have each been given a $5,000 award, which can be applied to faculty members' research programs as they tailor their work to examine trust in media and technology. Projects include examinations of the effects of artificial intelligence on the creation of “deep fakes” and data infrastructure, to strategies on improving digital literacy and organizational communication. more

Does the public actually trust local news more?

A new study from the Knight Foundation and Gallup says yes, but only because the national news is trusted so little. So while there's still trust in local, it's tenuous. more
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