Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Newsrooms sought for effort to learn what conservatives think about local news media; application deadline March 8

A news research project is looking for 25 local newsrooms to interview local conservatives about their attitudes toward local news media. 

"We know there’s a partisan divide related to trust in news: people who lean right are much less likely to trust what journalists produce. You probably don’t need polling data to tell you that. A spin through comment sections and reporter inboxes can provide plenty of evidence," writes Joy Mayer, organizer of the Trusting News project. "As we first told you a couple of months ago, "The Trusting News team is committed to learning more about this problem and helping newsrooms navigate it, and we’re starting with a listening project. We are inviting journalists from local newsrooms to interview right-leaning individuals in their own communities about their perceptions of journalism."

The application deadline is March 8. Click here to learn more about the project, run in partnership with the Center for Media Engagement.

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