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Journalism is pure entertainment product

Journalism is pure entertainment product
August 18, 2012, 01:46:40 AM
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Across all 13 news organizations included in the survey, the average positive believability rating (3 or 4 on a 4-point scale) is 56%. In 2010, the average positive rating was 62%. A decade ago, the average rating for the news organizations tested was 71%. Since 2002, every news outlet’s believability rating has suffered a double-digit drop, except for local daily newspapers and local TV news. The New York Times was not included in this survey until 2004, but its believability rating has fallen by 13 points since then.

These are among the major findings of a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted July 19-22 among 1,001 adults. The survey asks people to rate individual news organizations on believability using a 4-point scale. A rating of 4 means someone believes “all or most” of what the news organization says; a rating of 1 means someone believes “almost nothing” of what they say.

http://www.people-press.org/2012/08/16/further-decline-in-credibility-ratings-for-most-news-organizations/1/

As I witnessed at a marketplace kiosk: "Subscribe to our newspaper because you can get all sorts of coupon offers inside."

People, this is what is known as a severe crisis.

Re: Journalism is pure entertainment product
August 19, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
I wonder if the people who distrust those major news outlets have sought out alternative sources on the internet.

Re: Journalism is pure entertainment product
August 21, 2012, 01:55:01 PM
^^^ I know I have. While I loved reading the newspaper when I was younger (I like to read things in general), I've come to see how most are little more than rags. The best newspapers are the hyper-local ones; they may not give you a huge scope of what's going on in the world but they generally keep one updated on happenings in the community.