Willie O’Reilly: Trust in our media is something we should treasure

The results from the recent Reuters Institute report show that the respect the public has for news reporting here in Ireland is not to be taken for granted

During Joe Duffy’s Liveline a row arose over its discussion of transgender issues and the heated discussion made headline across all our media

Trust is the glue that holds a relationship together: the ability to accept something or someone as reliable, and not to be manipulated or exploited. It’s hard won and easily damaged, whether the relationship is personal or business-based. It’s also very true in modern media.

The Reuters Institute Digital News Report released last week reported on levels of trust in media across much of the world, including Ireland. The headline for this country was that ...