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Media Trust Webinar Series for College Students: Public perception of the press
July 28, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Since the 1970s, there has been a steady decline in how favourably the public views the press, a drop from about 72% of Americans who said they trust it a great deal or fair amount in 1977 to 41% last year, according to Knight-Gallup polling. We will explore the reasons for this, why it’s concerning.
This event is part of SPJ’s Media Trust Webinar Series for College Students. This series of summer webinars will explore issues surrounding the public’s distrust of the press, which students will encounter as working journalists. The first of the five sessions gives an overview of the problem. The others will suggest ways to address some of the most common or challenging ones. SPJ Journalist on Call Rod Hicks will moderate all sessions. All webinars are free to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive access URLs and passwords.