chapter  5
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In Journalism We Trust? Credibility and Fragmented Journalism in Latin America

After the return of democratic rule in the 1980s and 1990s, opinion polls reported that journalism in Latin America had achieved unusual levels of trust, both in terms of historical standards and in comparison with other institutions.1 Since then, credibility seems to have been slipping. Whilst trust ranged between 80 and 90 per cent in the mid1990s, in recent polls the regional average has hovered around 50 per cent.