Here you can read ‘why’ constructive journalism is important not only for the news industry, but for democracy and us all. Read thought leaders’ opinion pieces or dive into ‘The Facts’ and ‘Research Insights’ from cutting edge researchers.
“What we are asking, as I said before is rigorous journalism on progress, reporting on problems, but not ignoring success. It may sound idealistic, it’s been labeled naive but let me assure you this is not an ignorant plea. The research says it’s obvious and to ignore it is preposterous so it’s time for consumers to take a stand because the industry will listen to us.”
– Jodie Jackson, Campaigner & Author to the book ‘You Are What You Read’
In this section we collate the latest cutting-edge research on topics such as news avoidance, negativity bias in the news and why it is important to start reporting beyond the problem.
Reuters Institute Report The world’s biggest ongoing news survey with 75,000 respondents across 38 markets and 6 continents. Reuters Institute’s 2019 report looks at how digital has disrupted news.
Perils of Perception Ipsos’ latest Perils of Perception survey highlights how wrong the online public across 37 countries are about key global issues and features of the population in their country
Edelman Trust Barometer This is an annual trust and credibility survey. What began as a survey of 1,300 people in five countries in 2001 has grown into a truly global measurement of trust across the world.
Gapminder Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation which fights misconceptions about global development with facts.
Media Insight Project In a newly released study by the Media Insight Project a new way of looking at trust in media is tested under the headline: Do Americans share journalism’s core values?