Do Australians trust news media? Mostly yes, a new study shows

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In opening the 2018 UN General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres observed that ‘our world is suffering from a bad case of “Trust Deficit Disorder”.

Now, in a time where access to reliable information is a matter of public health, the question of trust returns to the fold.

In this Q&A, Lachlan MacPherson speaks with the First Chief Investigator of a study that aimed to gauge Australia’s degree of trust in news media, asking whether we are in fact suffering from a bad case of ‘Trust Deficit Disorder and, if so, why this is of concern…

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