2020 年 96 巻 p. 15-32
Regarding the number one reason for trusting television, although the results of studies have shown that people trust television to provide accurate
information when their lives or livelihoods are at risk during disasters and accidents, questions have been raised regarding whether this trust in disaster
reporting is wavering. It has been demonstrated that distrust in television reporting in disaster-hit areas is growing due to the disparities between local
stations and leading stations based in Tokyo, as exemplified by the differences in the results of television reporting during the Kumamoto earthquakes that
occurred in April 2016 between local stations based in Kumamoto Prefecture and leading Tokyo stations, as well as the differences in discussion topics in the
reports covering the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that occurred in March 2011 between local stations based in Fukushima Prefecture and the leading Tokyo stations.