We live in a time when trust is in decline: trust in politicians, trust in institutions, trust in media, even trust in experts. We are drowning in spin and opinions at the same time as many of us are turning our backs on the deep expertise of academics and scholars.

The Conversation is a global media project in which journalists collaborate with academics to share their expertise and provide reliable information to inform democracy. It now operates in Africa, Canada, Indonesia, the US, Spain, France, New Zealand and the UK. TC's Australian editor Misha Ketchell joins Miguel Castro, founder of The Conversation in Spain, to discuss how journalists can work more closely with experts to serve their audiences and provide trusted information.