Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What are They Thinking?

Another miss for the media, according to the latest weekly survey by the Pew Research Center.

During the past week, the American public continued to be most interested in news about the Japanese disaster (50 percent said they were following this story most closely), but only 12 percent of news stories were about Japan.

The economy ranked a distant second in the public's news interest (14 percent were following stories about the economy most closely), and 10 percent of news stories were about the economy.

Libya is a different—and apparently the only—story. Only 13 percent of the public is following the news about Libya most closely, yet Libya dominated the news and accounted for 34 percent of coverage.

No wonder Americans have so little confidence in the press.

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