CBC survey shows much disgruntlement

A survey of CBC radio reporters shows that the troops are getting restless. While there are a few signs of hope, a lot of complaints come from reporters about the quality of the news they offer and the change in corporate culture. One thing needs to be considered before reading this: as one of my old journalism profs once put it: ” Bill, I’ve never met a happy reporter…”

J-source, April 22 2010

Public perception of US media at all-time low

The Pew Centre has been monitoring US attitudes to MSM for a couple of decades, and finds that public trust of media is at a 20 year low, fuelled by Democratic/Republic feuding. Thus Fox gets high ratings from Republicans/conservatives, low from Democrats/liberals, and vice versa for the New York Times. One of George Bush’s unhappy legacies is that his red meat, Democrats are liars approach to public debate has poisoned the well of public opinion, as coverage of the US “debate” over health care demonstrates.

Pew  Institute, September 13 2009