Seventy-one percent of the world's top journalists believe the public has "lost trust" in them -- but that's a significant improvement from a year ago, when the percentage was 91% among journalists responding to Cision's annual "State of the Media" survey. As positive as the trend line may seem, the perception continues to be overwhelmingly negative for a profession that fundamentally relies on people's trust and confidence in their craft -- especially in the U.S., which continues to have the greatest level of cynicism among journalists. Many factors have contributed to the lowering of journalists' esteem, especially the role of …
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