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Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

Study finds little trust in the American news media

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Inside Radio reported that people in the United States are less trusting of news media today than at any time over the past seven years, and that level of trust is lower than anywhere else in the world.

Inside Radio said those were the findings of a global study released by the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022, as reported by Publishers Daily.

The study also found that interest in the news has declined. Just under half of people in the U.S. (47%) say they are interested, down from 67% in 2015.

As for where people get their news, the percent paying via online subscriptions has not changed from 2021: at 17% across 20 countries, and 19% for the U.S.

Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues.  This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who taught in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.

Rich is TSPR's News Director.