The Door Opens Both Ways: Building Trust Between News Media and Generation Z
SNF Ithaca Initiative
Good journalism can make the world a better place and is an underpinning of a free and democratic society. Unfortunately, today, many people, particularly Millennials and Gen Zers, have grown up at a time when journalism has been continually attacked, discredited and almost forgotten—in terms of its traditional form. As student leaders for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Ithaca Initiative at the University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy, we were granted the opportunity to discuss trust in the media at this year’s International Journalism Week 2022 by iMEdD: A Matter of Trust, which was held in Athens, Greece. The conference gave us the opportunity to learn from and discuss with professionals from all over the globe. We were then afforded the opportunity to share with those same participants our younger perspective on how media relates to a democratic society and our vision for how the industry can regain the trust of the public.
journalism, media, democracy, trust, social media, professionals
Katelyn Fuller, K., Lin, J., Neri, N., Okoye, O., & Rigoglioso, H. (2023). The Door Opens Both Ways: Building Trust Between News Media and Generation Z (T. J. Shaffer & P. I. McConnie-Saad, Eds.). Stavros Niarchos Foundation Ithaca Initiative.