A couple of modifications I would suggest, though I think Neal and Nikki bring in some critiques about trust and economics/technology that are important to perhaps addressing the issue Pippa raises. First is that the comments on global trust seem out of place as journalistic histories, values and cultures differ so widely. I don’t know why that would be needed in a chapter that is really about American news media. Second, I’m not totally convinced about the early history as it seems to imply people trusted government and press more in the 19th century. Is that true? Michael Schudson’s work relates how limited the idea of citizenship was in relation to today’s monitorial citizens. The period of yellow journalism also coincided with the period of muckraking which did a lot to open people’s eyes to structural inequalities and the voiceless in society.