Has the media lost our trust? If so, what can it do to regain it? More importantly, should we ever actually fully trust our media?
On the night Ireland played Denmark in a vital Euro 2020 qualifier down the road in the Aviva Stadium, a quartet of the good and the great of Irish media gathered in Whelan’s on Dublin’s Wexford St as part of the Dublin Podcast Festival to discuss and debate with me perhaps the most important issue of a business they would all see as vital to the well-being of society yet one which has long been in a state of turmoil, exploring why trust in the Fourth Estate is currently at an all time low, explaining the very real impacts this lack of trust in our media is having on everything from politics to climate change to vaccinations uptake, suggesting ways in which that trust might be restored, and arguing the toss about whether we should even trust the mainstream media in the first place.
- Mark Little, CEO and co-founder of Kinzen, formerly managing director of Twitter in Ireland, CEO and founder of Storyful and RTÉ Prime Time co-presenter
- Jane Suiter, Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) and Associate Professor at the School of Communications, DCU, formerly Economics Editor at the Irish Times
- Gillian Fitzpatrick, Chief Commercial Officer at Maximum Media (home of JOE, her, Sports JOE and Her Family), formerly Features Editor at the Irish Daily Mail
- Gavan Reilly, Political correspondent with Virgin Media News, host of On The Record on Newstalk FM and columnist with the Meath Chronicle, formerly political correspondent at Newstalk and Today FM and journalist at TheJournal.ie