Declining Confidence in TV News

from Media Bistro on July 11.

If you’ve watched news lately, you’ll understand this.

Confidence In TV News At All-Time Low (Politico / Dylan Byers On Media)
Americans’ confidence in television news has hit an all-time low, according to a new survey by Gallup. Twenty-one percent of the 1,004 adults polled said they had “a great deal” or “a lot” of confidence in television news media, continuing a steady decline from the 46 percent who expressed confidence in television media in 1993. Mediaite In 2011, 27 percent of respondents said that they had confidence in television news — a slight uptick from 2007-2010. JimRomenesko.comNewspapers do slightly better than TV in the confidence survey, although papers slipped too — from 25 percent expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in them this year versus 28 percent last year. In 1979, 51 percent expressed confidence in newspapers. Gallup The full results of the survey.

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