Can You Trust the Media? (Hardback)
Adrian Monck, Mike Hanley
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The media dominates our lives. We give more time to viewing, surfing, listening and reading than we do to our families and friends. It’s a relationship that’s built on trust – and it’s a relationship currently in crisis.TV’s fake phone-ins, phoney footage from royal reality shows, reporters resorting to phone-bugging to get stories – is there anything left in the media we can believe?As audiences wonder which way to turn, former TV News boss and award-winning journalist Adrian Monck turns an insider’s eye on the scandals that have sucked the public’s trust from the media.Does the interactive Internet world offer a more trustworthy media future, or do lies just travel quicker online? “Can You Trust The Media?” looks at the forces that have shaped the news, and those that are remaking it. Will the future be one you can believe?
Adrian Monck is Professor of Journalism at City University and an award-winning journalist who has worked with CBS News, ITN and Sky News, and helped found Five News. He was President of the Media Society 2005-06. Mike Hanley is a writer and journalist. He has written for Reuters, the Economist and the Financial Times, and many other titles.