Source 2.. journalists perception

Source 2.. journalists perception - In the Newspaper...

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In the Newspaper Research Journal “Journalists, Public Differ On Perception Of Media Coverage” by Christopher E. Beaudoin and Esther Thorson, Beaudoin and Thorson discuss the “growing gap between the journalists’ and the public’s perceptions” of the media. (p52). The study looks at the different perceptions of journalists of a media source, readers of the source, and local non-readers the source. Some of the different perceptions include “believability, trust, reliability, fairness, accuracy, and bias.” (p52). Previous research had indicated that perceptions of the general public were more negative than those of the journalists. This study “attempted to examine this potential divide.”(p52). Research was carried out via a telephone survey by a large Midwestern university. 803 residents, of 18 years of age, in the Los Angeles County area were studied; as well as 300 journalists of the Los Angeles Times. Readers and non readers were selected randomly and had a 60% response rate; “newsroom
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COM 200 taught by Professor Dimanna during the Spring '08 term at Bryant.

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