by Kevin Loker
How do Americans feel after interacting with journalists? How do they feel about the accuracy and fairness of the reporting that comes as a result, and how might it affect people’s overall feelings of trust in the news media?
We at the American Press Institute decided to ask those questions — among many others — in a new study by our Media Insight Project partnership. We conducted twin surveys — one of the U.S. adults and one of journalists — that looked at what the public and the press understand about each other.
One of the many issues we explored was how Americans’ actual interactions with journalists affect the people-press relationship.