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Study: Newspapers Most Trusted News Source

  • Poynter, Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:52 PM

Newspapers were the most trusted source of news for most respondents to a survey commissioned by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. Still, only 22% overall called newspapers “very credible” sources of info on politics and elections. Cable and network news were a close second, cited as "very credible" by 21% of respondents.

Interestingly, "only 6% of respondents said being first to report a story was very important to them in choosing a news source, a finding that supports caution in reporting breaking news before it’s confirmed," writes Andrew Beaujon.

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