Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and
bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social
Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the
media St. Louis Blues T-Shirts , putting the news
industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other
institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to
trust the news media than Republicans or independents.
But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of
accuracy, balance and fairness.
Faced with ever-increasing sources of information, Americans also are more
likely to rely on news that is up-to-date Customized St. Louis Blues Jersey , concise and cites expert
sources or documents, according to a study by the Media Insight Project, a
partnership of The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and
the American Press Institute.
They want to be able to navigate the news app or website easily and quickly,
without having to wade through intrusive or annoying ads.
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American Press Institute. That's because the expectations of news consumers
The poll shows that accuracy clearly is the most important component of
Nearly 90 percent of Americans say it's extremely or very important that the
media get their facts correct, according to the study. About 4 in 10 say they
can remember a specific incident that eroded their confidence in the media,
most often one that dealt with accuracy or a perception that it was
The news media have been hit by a series of blunders on high-profile stories
ranging from the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling on President Barack Obama's health
care law to the Boston Marathon bombing that have helped feed negative
perceptions of the media.
In 2014 Vladimir Sobotka Blues Jersey , Rolling
Stone had to retract a vivid report about an alleged gang rape at a fraternity
party at the University of Virginia. The Columbia Graduate School of
Journalism, asked by Rolling Stone to investigate after questions were raised
about the veracity of the story, called it an avoidable journalistic failure
and "another shock to journalism's credibility amid head-swiveling change in
the media industry."
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