Communication in the age of suspicion: Trust and the media

Jones, J. (2007) Communication in the age of suspicion: Trust and the media. In: Bakir, V. and Barlow, D. M., eds. (2007) Euricom Monographs: Communicative Innovations and Democracy Volume 1. Palgrave, pp. 177-188. ISBN 9780230002548 Available from:

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Additional Information:This work belongs within the second generation of web studies questioning assertions that new media technologies will automatically democratise the process of news gathering arguing that technology, in and of itself, is not necessarily liberating. The research is based in part on an Internet questionnaire on news-seeking behaviour posted on the Big Brother website in July 2002 which received 19,000 responses, and in part on an ongoing field study of Indymedia which began in December, 2003. Jones was also awarded a £2000 British Academy Grant to underwrite the costs of arranging a witness seminar/conference entitled, The Peacock Legacy, Turning Point or Missed Opportunity?, held at the University of Wales in March 2005, 20 years after the report was published. The National Library of Wales recorded the three day event and edited transcripts from the witness seminars have been lodged with them for use by academic researchers. A co-edited book based on this conference will be published by Palgrave in January 2008 which contextualises the intellectual and political origins of the Peacock Report, and provides both an account of, and assessment of, the conduct, nature and impact of the Committee on Financing the BBC. It places the influence of the report within the wider context of debates about the shifting organisation and regulation of broadcasting in the USA and the UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords:communication, age of suspicion, trust, media
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
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