This paper traces the functions and effects of the mass media from a sociological perspective and how the media may be instrumental in building trust and credibility in the social institutions of a culture. Using a survey, the author describes respondents’ levels of interest in the news media, and correlated levels of trust in the U.S. government, its legal system, its economy, and its news media.
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