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Global forum 3 - 4 May, London

Who do you trust?

  • Alfred Hermida
  • 26 Apr 06, 03:34 PM

One of the big themes of the We Media event in London is trust. The sponsors of the event have sponsored a global survey to find out if people believe what they read in newspapers, hear on the radio, watch on TV or click on online.

The results are out on Wednesday 3 May and you'll be able to read all about it on the BBC News website and download the report in full.

The question of trust is paramount in an age where news is everywhere and anyone can report their view of the world. Does this mean you have less faith in what is called the big media like the BBC and CNN? Or does it have the opposite effect, meaning you rely even more on established media with a reputation for accuracy and objectivity? It will certainly make for a lively debate.

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  • At 03:26 PM on 02 May 2006,
  • ABair wrote:

I think that trust and profit are becoming inversely proportional. In modern times, how can we trust any source that must please their advertisers or corporate image consultants first and inform the public second?

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  • At 08:06 AM on 03 May 2006,
  • nirmal baral wrote:

Comment about Who do you trust?
In this globalizaton and fast running world,every seconds ticking and getting news that impact every single one.So,
Online is the most effective way of getting news and get involved on it.

secondly,
Read in newspapers, hear on the radio, watch on TV cann't provide the best medium for the People(end user) voice and their views which may reflect opposite than that of The News Source.

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