© 2007

Communication in the Age of Suspicion

Trust and the Media

  • Vian Bakir
  • David M. Barlow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Communication in the Age of Suspicion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vian Bakir, David M. Barlow
      Pages 3-8
  3. Media and Erosion of Trust

  4. Media and Building Trust

About this book


In this timely volume, fourteen international contributors explore the relationship between media and trust, beginning with an examination of the decline of trust in key institutions. The book concludes by considering the future implications for media communication and exploring potential directions for further research in this Age of Suspicion.


Institution mass media media New Media Online radio television terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Vian Bakir
    • 1
  • David M. Barlow
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlamorganUK

About the editors

GILLIAN ALLARD Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication, Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, UK JEFF ARCHER Head of the School of Social Science, and Associate Professor of Political and International Studies, University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia JEREMY COLLINS Lecturer in Media Studies, London Metropolitan University, UK CHAS CRITCHER Professor of Communications, Sheffield Hallam University, UK SUSAN J. DRUCKER Professor in the School of Communication, Hofstra University, USA GARY GUMPERT Emeritus Professor of Communication, Queens College, City University of New York, USA JANET JONES Lecturer in Screen Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK ANDREW MCSTAY Teaches Advertising at the London College of Music and Media, Thames Valley University, UK AMISHA MEHTA Lecturer, School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia MICHAEL REDLEY Secretary to the Board for Continuing Education at Oxford University, UK BARRY RICHARDS Professor of Public Communication, Head of Research in Bournemouth Media School, and Director of the Centre for Public Communication Research at Bournemouth University, UK KAJA TAMPERE Senior Research Assistant in Public Relations and Organisational Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland SHERRYL WILSON Lecturer in Media Theory, University of Gloucestershire, UK

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