Poll: People Prefer Traditional Journalism

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    Growing Numbers Question Media's Fairness
    By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer
    Sun Jun 26, 6:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON - Despite growing doubts about the news media's patriotism, most people still have a positive view of news outlets like their daily newspaper, local TV, network television news and cable news networks, a poll found.

    While the public views much of the news media favorably, they are less inclined to consider those sources of news believable, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

    Seven in 10 people said they have a favorable view of their local newspaper, and almost as many say that about local TV news, cable news networks and network broadcast news. Major national newspapers are viewed less favorably than the other sources of news.

    News organizations in general have seen a drop in the percentage of people who find them believable. Almost three-quarters said they think the news media tend to favor one side in their coverage — up from half who felt that way in the mid-1980s.

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