Tell us what news sources you trust — and what sources you don't

Friday , February 17, 2017 - 5:00 AM14 comments

STANDARD-EXAMINER EDITORIAL BOARD

A majority of Americans distrust the media. But if we can learn what media people trust and why they trust those outlets, news organizations can build on best practices — we can demonstrate we’re serious about regaining your trust.

That’s why the Standard-Examiner is participating in Trusting News, a project administered by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, part of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

We published a survey Monday on standard.net. You can also find links to it on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

It consists of about a dozen questions, including these:

• Name three sources of news you typically trust.

• Name three sources of news you typically do not trust.

• How do you decide which news sources are credible and which are not?

The survey also offers you the opportunity to meet with a Standard-Examiner reporter to discuss your answers in detail, if you’d like.

Your survey answers will be shared with a researcher at the Reynolds Institute, but they won’t be connected to your name. The goal is to encourage thoughtful, honest answers about the news sources you trust — and those you don’t trust.

When the Reynolds Institute completes its study, Standard-Examiner editors will share the results and inform you about our plans to apply what we’ve learned.

Take the survey and share it with your friends. The more information we can provide for the Reynolds Institute, the sharper its conclusions — and that will give us the tools we need to begin rebuilding your trust.

We’re committed to winning your confidence.

Having trouble filling out the survey on your phone? You can find a mobile-friendly version here.

Having trouble filling out the survey on your phone? You can find a mobile-friendly version here.

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