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Community-Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, and Building Trust

Andrea Wenzel


In A Case for Community-Centered Journalism: Solutions, Engagement, Trust, Andrea Wenzel maps out a process model for building trust—not just in journalism, but between different sectors of communities. She details how, in many communities, residents gauge trust in news not only based on factors like accuracy and credibility, but also based on how these are intertwined with the perceived motives of news media, and whether outlets are seen to represent communities respectfully. For this reason, Wenzel contends that more local journalism alone is not enough. Rather, she argues that a different k ... More

Keywords: community-centered journalism, communication infrastructure theory, boundary challenges, engaged journalism, local journalism, place, solutions journalism, trus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043307
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043307.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Wenzel, author
Temple University