How Much Do You Trust Me? The Role of Trust and Innovation in Russian Journalism

Katerina Tsetsura & Vilma Luoma-aho, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Oklahoma & Vinnova Stanford Research Center of Innovation Journalism, Stanford University

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Building on a theory of generalized trust, this paper discusses how trust enables institutions to function in any society by facilitating action. Traditional thinking is that the generalized trust in society allows an innovation ecosystem to prosper in countries with high levels of trust. But in regions and countries where generalized trust does not exist, innovative solutions are needed for a society to function...

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