Media and public trust – further resources

Who Really Owns The Media?
Defending and promoting the right of access to information in Europe, Access Info.

Media and the riots: A call for action
Report by the University of Leicester’s Dr Leah Bassel, published July 2012.

Better Journalism in the Digital Age
Report by Blair Jenkins, published by the Carnegie UK Trust in February 2012.

Trust in UK newspapers has now fallen to just 19%
Roy Greenslade reflects on the 2009 Edelman Trust Barometer, 27 January 2009.

Survey of public attitudes towards conduct in public life 2008
Includes section on the media, Committee on Standards in Public Life report, November 2008.

Responsible Journalism
BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme, with contributions from MediaWise, 3 July 2008.

When politicians meet the press
Red Smith Lecture by Tim Russert, 14 April 2008.

Stop the slander
Article by Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, published on Guardian website, 19 March 2008.

The media – a case of growth in scale, alas, not in stature
Alastair Campbell’s Hugh Cudlipp Lecture, 28 January 2008.

Never mind the scandals: what’s it all for?
Jeremy Paxman, James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, 24 August 2007.

Our Nation’s Future – Public Life
Lecture by Tony Blair on the relationship between politics and the media, 12 June 2007.

Leaks, lies and tip-offs
Article by former BBC political correspondent (and former MediaWise Trustee) Nick Jones the secret trade in information that threatens to undermine public confidence in journalism, September 2006.

Simpson takes aim at journalism’s ‘moral vacuum’
MediaGuardian report on speech by John Simpson, 14 June 2006.

The Media: Public interest and common good
Lecture by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Lambeth Palace, 15 June 2005.

What are newspapers for?
By Alan Rusbridger, Hugo Young Lecture, Sheffield University, 9 March 2005.

Regulating Journalism
By Chris Wheal, Chair, NUJ Professional Training Committee, January 2005.

The path back to trust, truth and integrity
By Richard Lambert, former editor of the FT, published in MediaGuardian, 17 January 2005.

Do they mean us?
What the people who run Britain think of journalists? The MediaGuardian published a series of short articles by non-journalists on the state of journalism, 10 January 2005. A booklet containing all these articles is available from MediaWise.

Journalism’s key battle is with its own integrity
Article by Joyce McMillan from The Scotsman, 14 August 2004.

Charter on media transparency
Five principles developed by the International Public Relations Association, 27 July 2004.

Our lies led us to war
George Monbiot calls on the media to be held to account, The Guardian, 20 July 2004.

Greasing up to power
Most of our journalists fail us, argues George Monbiot, The Guardian, 13 July 2004.

The fourth estate’s coup d’état
John Lloyd reports on the media damaging democracy, The Observer, 13 June 2004.

Journalists’ self-righteous arrogance has gone too far
Article by Martin Kettle that appeared in The Guardian, 18 May 2004.

The threat to the media is real. It comes from within
Martin Kettle examines the reaction to the Hutton Report, The Guardian, 3 February 2004.

Articles and reports from America

Rebuliding Trust: What Newsrooms Are Doing
By Mallary Jean Tenore, Naughton Fellow at the Poynter Institute, 10 February 2008.

The public bias against the press
Poynter Vice President Roy P Clark discusses research on attitudes to media, 30 January 2008.

Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed
Report on newsroom use of material from PR firms, Center for Media & Democracy, Apr 2006.

Journalists: More ethical than people realize?
By Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute, 17 December 2004.

The Wolf in Reporter’s Clothing: The Rise of Pseudo-Journalism in America
Lecture by John S Carroll, former editor, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2004.

Time for journalists to hold their own accountable
Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute argues for greater scrutiny of journalism, April 2004.

Bottom-line pressures now hurting coverage, say journalists
Survey of 547 US journalists, conducted by the Pew Research Center, 2004.