Getting My News

Samuel Sutlive September 1st, 2012, 8:46 a.m.

Getting My News

     If I want to know what is going on in my neighborhood in Oconee County, I might visit my friends and neighbors the Kennedys. I will have a nice chat with their family and see what their plans are and what they have heard about this event or that event. If I want to know about the issues and events that are happening in my town and larger community I will read the print and online version of my local newspaper. If I want to know what is happening nationally and internationally I am going to read news papers and news organizations, such as The New York Times and the Associated Press. In a News article by Poynter titled: Survey: Public Prefers News from Professional Journalist, in which Poynter did a random sampling of 1,015 U.S. adults of users and non-users of mobile media in the first quarter of 2012 60.6% of adults overall care where their news is coming from. Based on the same sampling overall 60.4% of adults do not get their news from people they trust. Overall 31.1% of adults distrust the mainstream news media, 32.1% are neutral and 36.7% trust the mainstream media. The CORRECTION THE PREVIOUS IMAGE WAS NOT MINE BUT THE SELCA IS

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One thought on “Getting My News

  1. So interesting that Americans are split equally between distrusting our media, trusting our media, and neutral! What does that say about us?

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