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13 Oct 2022, 1400 hrs

The Credibility Crisis: Restoring Trust in Media Institutions

In recent decades, we have witnessed a sharp increase in the variety of news and information sources available to us. Facing this flood of information, accompanied by humans’ natural instinct to be comforted rather than confronted, people tend to stick with the news that reinforces their beliefs.  With mainstream media outlets in existential crises and societies increasingly divided not only in what they read, but even what facts they choose to believe, what is the future of news media? How can the media tide through this crisis and continue to serve its role in functioning democracies?

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