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Special issue about trust in the media

The special journal issue ‘Trust in the media across Europe’, has just been published in the academic journal Communication Management Quarterly (CM).

This issue edited by  Lars Nyre og Liina Puustinen.

This peer-reviewed special issue aims to contribute to the understanding of the invisible bond that makes humans trust each other to act in the interest of the other, and it looks for patterns and rules for how humans relate to each other through institutions. Focused on empirical research, the special issue offers analyses of the hermeneutic, qualitative, personal dimensions of trust, and explorations of generalized trust in institutions. The articles come from five different European countries, all dealing with contemporary times, from circa 2000 to the present.

The work captured in the articles of this special issue originates from the Working Group on “New Media Genres, Media Literacy, and Trust in the Media” of the COST Action “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies”, which is financed from 2010-2014. The main objective of this COST Action is to advance state-of-the-art knowledge of the key transformations of European audiences within a changing media and communication environment, identifying their interrelationships with the social, cultural and political areas of European societies. This COST Action comprises more than 230 scholars from 30 countries.

The entire special issue can be downloaded for free from the CM webpage