Friday, 17 November 2017

Broadcast Journalists Most Trusted

Due to the more stringent rules of accuracy and due impartiality they have to work under, broadcast journalists have always considered themselves above press journalists who are self-regulating.
UK broadcasters face large fines if they stray from the The Ofcom Broadcasting Code which is why in most polls where the public are asked which news outlet they trust the most, TV news always tops the press.
The latest Ipsi Mori poll asked the public: 'Of all the news sources which ONE source are you most likely to turn to for news you trust the most?' and it was an overwhelming thumbs up once again for broadcast journalism and especially the BBC who were trusted by 57% of the public with ITV trusted by 11%, Sky News and Channel 5 News both 5% and Channel 4 News 3%.
The Press did not come out of it very well at all with the Guardian Newspaper the most trusted with 4% and the Sun the least with a miserly 0.3% of the public believing what they read in the Murdoch red top.
In the brave new World of online news, Google News is the choice for trusted news (5%), then Yahoo News (4.5%), MSN News (4.4%), Twitter (3.8%) and bringing up the rear Facebook who is trusted by 3.7% of the public for trustworthy news coverage.
So if you want to know what's going on, turn on the BBC News Channel.

8 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

You have Fox News so obviously not in the USA.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

American journalism, broadcast or press, isn't held in very high regard anyway, it's a bit of a free for all with little or no regulation.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

Free speech and healthcare??? You been in your garage with the engine running again?? Neither was mentioned in the post or my comments about journalism standards.

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

Defend the views on regulation of the media or the views which i never made but you somehow seem to have read?