The reliability that can be regarded as the fundamental problem of freedom of getting news is a current matter of criticism on the profession of journalism. Altough, the need for the news is not reduced, the loss of the prestige of the journalism profession is the common result of the countless studies done on it. The policy based publication policy of the institutions where the news is produced in the political power, advertiser and boss triangle is the only attitude that reflects the problem of reliance. In this manner, not only in Turkey, but also in the whole world, the fabricated produced news wheather it is lie, canard or distorted has always been a phenomenon taking the more attention of the readers/viewers. However, the general ranking tables pointing out Turkey’s being the least confident country to it’s media brings out the question of how the press employees evaluate this environment. In this study, the results of the major field studies for the press and the self criticism of the media environment which are recognised in the light of the common stake of these results have been revealed by a survey done with 61 press employees. So, while on one hand the press environment in Turkey was being reflected through the thoughts/eyes of the journalists, on the other hand, the reliability of cases related to the profession of journalism and the media and also the current study results have been studied in the light of the changes on press field.
Keywords: reliability, journalism, press employees, field study, polarization, conversion, Turkish press