Asia Pacific Media Educator


A survey of media educators and editors of daily newspapers in the United States concluded that the two groups had similar concerns about public trust and media responsibility, and both groups saw public journalism as a potential means for improving media credibility. Educators, however, were significantly more likely to state that the media are contributing to the public’s mistrust of government, that responsibility shown by daily newspapers is worse than it was five years earlier, and that public journalism reduces a media organization’s objectivity. The authors present suggestions for what the findings mean for journalism educators.