Cross country differences in trust in television and the governance of public broadcasters

Connolly, S. J. and Hargreaves Heap, S. P. (2007) Cross country differences in trust in television and the governance of public broadcasters. Kyklos, 60 (1). pp. 3-14. ISSN 0023-5962

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Abstract

This paper offers an explanation of European cross country differences in the trust enjoyed by television. Our argument turns on the way that, while there is significant public ownership of television in all countries (so that trust in broadcasting as a whole is bound to depend importantly on trust in public broadcasters), the extent of independence of these public broadcasters from government varies across countries and this affects their trustworthiness. Trust in television matters not only because of the special influence that television plays in the political system but also because there is evidence that trust in institutions directly contributes to individuals' subjective well-being.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: political system,public service,television
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 10:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/16301
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6435.2007.00356.x

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