On behalf of The Economist, during the past three years YouGov, a pollster, has asked a representative sample of Americans to rate large American news organisations on a scale from “very trustworthy” to “very untrustworthy”.
Major ISPs such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon have recently made (or are planning to make) large investments in content companies.
Fox News viewers scored the lowest of over 30 popular news sources (though Fox viewers did at least score better than those saying they didn’t follow the news).
American adults have the most trust in local TV news, finds Harris Interactive, with 78% having at least some trust that it will get them the news fairly and accurately.
Nearly one in 10 BuzzFeed articles were shared on Pinterest.
Male journalists make up 63% of bylines in print, Internet and wire news media, according to a recent report from the Women’s Media Center.