What determines the legitimacy of different news sources?
This is a proposed 2-part project. The first part, a survey, will ask respondents about trustworthiness of different example news sources online, within the topic of housing in Seattle (we will pick a real, current example such as debates about zoning laws or the immigration of tech workers into the city). Part 2, a 1-2 year series of ethnographic interviews exploring how informants get information about housing issues in Seattle. That is to say, ballot initiatives, proposed laws, changes in demographics that affect prices, etc.
- How and why do people trust certain sources?
- Are there understudied sources of digital information flow that merit further study?