Trends In Public Support For Journalists And The Media

Lee B. Becker and Mentian Chen. Trends In Public Support For Journalists And The Media. Presentation to the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Nov. 18 and 19, 2016, Chicago.

Abstract: The public is very critical of the journalists and of the news media, an extensive review of public opinion research over the last 40 years shows. The public has become more critical of journalists and of news organizations over time. What can be done–if anything–to reverse the trends in use and assessment isn’t clear from these analyses. What is clear is that a democracy cannot function if its citizens do not have information about the world in which they live.

Lee B. Becker 

Related Research


How Politicians Dodge Questions and How They Get Caught: Strategies for Political Campaigns, Journalists, and Voters

Masterclass virtual – Escuela de Comunicación, Universidad Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara (Zapopan, Jalisco), México – Sept. 20, 2021

David Clementson
read more
What does it mean to have a presidential image? A multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis measuring Trump and Biden in 2020.

Abstract: U.S. presidential candidates aspire to have a “presidential image.” Political communication researchers, media pundits, political scientists, pollsters, campaign consultants, and other political marketers speculate about who is “presidential” and […]

David ClementsonTong Xie
read more