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Communication in the Age of Suspicion: Trust and the Media
     

Communication in the Age of Suspicion: Trust and the Media

by Vian Bakir
 

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If ever a book was timely, this is it. While politicians, business leaders and other public figures work assiduously to establish their trust credentials, there are almost daily reports in 'old' and 'new' media suggesting, or insinuating, a pervasive and deep-seated sense of public distrust in both these same individuals and in the institutions that they represent.

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If ever a book was timely, this is it. While politicians, business leaders and other public figures work assiduously to establish their trust credentials, there are almost daily reports in 'old' and 'new' media suggesting, or insinuating, a pervasive and deep-seated sense of public distrust in both these same individuals and in the institutions that they represent. This is a fascinating, accessible and very readable book that explores and interrogates the relationship between media and trust. It begins by examining the decline of trust in key institutions and the relationship between Trust Studies and Media Studies. Fourteen international contributions follow, focusing on a variety of genres and examining a number of media forms. Can we speak of The End of Trust? The book concludes by sketching out three emergent themes before considering the implications for media communication and the potential directions for future research in this Age of Suspicion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230206250
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/12/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
776 KB

Meet the Author

GILLIAN ALLARD Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication, Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, UK
JEFF ARCHER Head of the School of Social Science, and Associate Professor of Political and International Studies, University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia
JEREMY COLLINS Lecturer in Media Studies, London Metropolitan University, UK
CHAS CRITCHER Professor of Communications, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
SUSAN J. DRUCKER Professor in the School of Communication, Hofstra University, USA
GARY GUMPERT Emeritus Professor of Communication, Queens College, City University of New York, USA
JANET JONES Lecturer in Screen Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
ANDREW MCSTAY Teaches Advertising at the London College of Music and Media, Thames Valley University, UK
AMISHA MEHTA Lecturer, School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
MICHAEL REDLEY Secretary to the Board for Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK
BARRY RICHARDS Professor of Public Communication, Head of Research in Bournemouth Media School, and Director of the Centre for Public Communication Research at Bournemouth University, UK
KAJA TAMPERE Senior Research Assistant in Public Relations and Organisational Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
SHERRYL WILSON Lecturer in Media Theory, University of Gloucestershire, UK

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