How Does the Public Think Journalism Happens?

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For decades, we’ve known that Americans don’t trust the press. What we haven’t known is how people view the makings of journalism, from the use of fact checkers and anonymous sources to the question of whether money skews journalistic decision-making. This new national poll for CJR answers those questions, and points to how big the trust gap remains.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 9:26 am

    why you had to spend money to find all this out is beyond me … the answer is simple: stop talking AT your readers, listeners and viewers, and start talking TO them … stop deciding in advance where to take a story, and let the story take you where it goes … and stop pretending you are social workers whose job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable: your job is to report news as truthfully, honestly and fully as possible, a 24/7 job in and of itself … most americans know this and because you’re not doing it, they don’t trust you … wow, re-inventing the wheel, are you?


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