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March 17, 2008 / Toby Dayton

67% of Americans Decry State Of Journalism

According to a new WeMedia/Zogby Interactive poll, 67% of Americans believe that traditional journalism is failing to deliver what Americans expect from their news sources.  Equally as alarming, 70% of Americans feel that ‘journalism’ is important to their quality of life, and yet more than two thirds of respondents are dissatisfied with the current quality of journalism in their local communities.

Other findings from the survey:

• 48% stated that the web is their primary source of news

• 55% of 18-29 year olds get their news online

• 38% of seniors get most of their news from TV

• Overall, 29% stated that TV is their primary source of news, 11% saud radio, and 10% said newspapers

• 7% of 18-29 year olds stated that the newspaper is their primary source of news

Some other interesting results from the survey:

• 69% of respondents feel that media companies are stifling competition due to the fact that they are becoming too large

• 1% of respondents claim that blogs are the most trusted source of news or serve as the primary source for news

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