Renewing Trust in Media and Democracy

Renewing Trust in Media and Democracy

This is no doubt a weighty topic, but one crucial to the success of our country and the business of public relations. Journalism and our democratic institutions are suffering from public distrust. Earlier this month, The Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy released it’s report produced through The Aspen Institute on what can be done to rebuild trust. Twenty-seven diverse leaders were brought together for recommendations on creating a “future that promotes knowledge of our country’s democratic heritage, encourages a willingness to engage in local civic activities and supports an array of inclusive institutions in government, media, business and civil society.” Their unanimously agreed upon report is a blueprint for renewing trust in American society. You can find it here. We encourage you to read the executive summary with the 10 recommendations for journalism, technology and citizenship. On this President’s Day, we remain hopeful that this advice is heeded for the future of our great country.