If it’s In the News, People Probably Don’t Trust it

by Julie Primrose

A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that people’s opinions of news organizations are more negative than ever.  The public’s decidedly negative outlook of the media stems mainly from cable news outlets such as CNN and Fox News, which most respondents named as the outlets they think of when considering “news organizations.”

So with 66 percent of respondents reporting they get most of their news from television, it seems people have little faith in the news they’re receiving.  More than ever, people feel the media’s stories are inaccurate, biased and influenced by powerful organizations.

After reading this study, my thoughts echo the sentiment of our partner Dan Ward in his recent Taking Aim post calling for the media to uphold their commitment to report accurately and free from bias for the generations to come.

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