The American Press Institute released a new study on the relationship between the public and the press. One takeaway: Look at ways the relationship is working well.

A local TV reporter interviews a member of the public. (Bob Mical, Creative Commons)

How do Americans feel after interacting with journalists? How do they feel about the accuracy and fairness of the reporting that comes as a result, and how might it affect people’s overall feelings of trust in the news media?

We at the American Press Institute decided to ask those questions — among many others — in a new study by our Media Insight Project partnership. We conducted twin surveys — one of the U.S. adults and one of journalists — that looked at what the public and the press understand about each other.

One of the many issues we explored…


The Tennessean’s work to listen to alienated and neglected audiences shows how to start

Printers Alley in Nashville, TN, where the American Press Institute began its summit on listening in news

The Knight Commission is holding a public meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, April 27. Details here: http://as.pn/knightnashville. Ask the Knight Commission a question via Hearken: https://kng.ht/2HWch3Y

At the American Press Institute, we think an important element in re-building trust — or building it for the first time — is to start by listening. We need to hear the real-life concerns and criticisms of our communities, especially those who may feel alienated or neglected.

That was the foundation for a Thought Leader Summit we held in…

Kevin Loker

Journalism research and partnerships @AmPress.

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