Has the media grown too close to power and too detached from the communities they serve? Claims that the “mainstream media” has helped governments strengthen official policy on important political and social issues are growing. And audiences increasingly feel that their interests are unrepresented in the press, allowing populist politicians to incite anger against quality media and further undermine journalistic credibility when it is needed most.

Watch the discussion from the panel session “Is journalism failing us? Crisis of trust in the media” held on May 20, 2017 at the IPI World Congress in Hamburg.

Rochelle Riley, Columnist, Detroit Free Press

James Ball, Special Correspondent, Buzzfeed UK
Simon Kerbursk, Editor, Die Zeit
Marty Steffens, Professor & SABEW Chair in Business and Financial Reporting, University of Missouri School of Journalism