The longer I work in news, the more I've solidified a secret passion: I love infographics. This one in particular - pieced together by GOOD, Column Five and the Pew Research Center - tackles news media in particular, specifically the public's take on its role.
- GOOD and Column Five
The results? Turns out Republicans are less trustworthy of ye olde news, seeing journalists as politically biased. Compared to 1985, 2011 news digesters' distrust in accurate reporting has nearly doubled along with the idea that news media has crippled democracy. Ouch.
Nonetheless, folks still trust local news organizations over the Obama administration, political candidates, Congress and the federal government as a whole.
Check out a zoomed-in version of the entire infrographic below here.
- GOOD adn Column FIve