Падение доверия к телевидению: социологический взгляд на проблему
In the article presents a sociological interpretation of the problem of the fall of confidence in the television institute. A set of methods is used: content analysis and discourse analysis of information programs of federal and regional TV channels; secondary analysis of the results of sociological research (both own author’s projects and the results of representative surveys of the FOM, VTsIOM, Levada Center). It is determined, that modern society is characterized by a crisis of confidence in the television institute. This phenomenon is due to the tendentiousness of coverage of the resonant events (political scandal against the Minister of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism of Orenburg region O. Pivunov, rallies against corruption, etc.), which discredited the image of television in the eyes of the audience.
The author concludes, that under the conditions of the information society, the “culture of confidence” of an audience to the media has become a system of media-differentiated selection – appealing to less biased sources of information (in particular, the Internet), offering alternative points of view. It is suggested, that if media controllers do not change the rules of the game, irreversible destruction of the television institution will occur – the final loss of the “credit of trust” of the society.