Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Why do some people avoid news? Because they don’t trust us — or because they don’t think we add value to their lives?
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Dec. 8, 2010, 2 p.m.

Popular on Twitter: The Patch effect, attacking WikiLeaks, unveiling 2010’s “Error of the Year”

 
Join the 50,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Why do some people avoid news? Because they don’t trust us — or because they don’t think we add value to their lives?
What if distrust is a smaller problem than the way news consumption leaves readers stressed, anxious, depressed, afraid, disempowered, and exhausted?
News outlets will need public support to battle governments set on chilling investigative journalism
Recent police raids against journalists in Australia and the United States seek to instill fear in the minds of journalists and their sources — less to punish the last story than to discourage the next one.
As the Christchurch massacre trial begins, New Zealand news orgs vow to keep white supremacist ideology out of their coverage
“We’re going to do our job — we won’t chill our coverage in any way — but we’re not going to spread hate or misinformation.”