The Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology is born from the realization that declining trust in news and information is pervasive and complex and isn’t a problem just for news organizations and journalists. Misinformation, disinformation and the degradation of trust permeates all of our lives. The work of our Trust Scholars and additional researchers is emblematic of our mission to explore the causes of the trust crisis and to search for solutions.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Duncan Purves Ph.D. is exploring the impact of algorithmic policing on community trust at the very time the nation is rethinking law enforcement
HEALTH AND SCIENCE:
Jamie Loizzo is studying how and why some scientists are attacked online when discussing their findings.
MEDIA MASTERY: Angela Kohnen is developing a curriculum to help eighth graders evaluate the torrent of information they receive online. The effort could have a major impact on how students trust material they encounter.
In a polarized media environment, Myiah Hutchens studies how and why we react to different sources of information.
Juan Gilbert has worked on election technology for nearly two decades. He sees solutions on the horizon that can increase trust—and problems, too.
Should our data be considered property? Jasmine McNealy says maybe not.
Emily Rine Butler
A professor of language and communication looks at media messages on politics and policy and how language impacts trust.
Will Americans choose authenticity over expertise? Benjamin Johnson’s research could yield significant insight into how people trust information sources.
A public relations professor looks at internal communication and how to increase employee trust.
Why do people trust media? Sylvia Chan-Olmsted says the factors go far beyond credibility.
Roxane Coche is an expert on women’s sports. Her next study: the impact of gender on trust in media.
Jay Hmielowski’s research shows trust in media, scientists and information is heavily influenced by the news we consume—and that’s tough to change.