LOCAL NEWS PUBLISHERS AMONG MOST TRUSTED MEDIA IN IRELAND

25 June 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Local news publishers are among the most trusted media in Ireland according to the 2021 Digital News Report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The report shows that trust in local newspapers and their digital content has increased from 71% to 75% over the past year, while levels of distrust are lower than for any other media and only equalled by the Irish Times.

President of Local Ireland Declan McGuire of the Connacht Tribune Group said: “Local Ireland represents 42 paid-for newspapers all around the country. During the COVID period, our editors have witnessed at first hand the value that people place on newsrooms that deliver reliable, trusted information.

“Our journalists are part of their communities and have worked hard to report the latest news about the virus and the measures that have been taken to combat it, in particular up-to-date information about local testing and vaccination centres. “No other media delivers such a hyperlocal service with the same level …

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