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Accountability, accuracy and facts will bring back the public trust

Three of four Americans give the media credit for keeping public officials from wrongdoing, and that, along with an emphasis on accuracy and accountability, is where journalists who care about building trust should focus their efforts.

Here’s a pick-me-up from Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post media columnist, that’s well-worth spending a few minutes with.

Trust in journalism may never get back to the post-Watergate level. But by holding government accountable, emphasizing accuracy and standing firm for factual reality, we can regain some of what’s lost. And, just maybe, help save democracy.