Today’s “Today’s WORD on Journalism:” “Most Trusted Source”

Today’s WORD on Journalism
Afflicting the comfortable since 1995
Friday, January 23, 2015

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Critical Thinkers

Calvin

“Online search engines have overtaken traditional media as the most trusted source for general news and information, according to a global survey of 27,000 people by Edelman, a public relations firm. . . .

“And the striking thing is that Google does not actually report on anything, but instead serves up links to stories on a mix of other sites that users, apparently, trust less than the aggregator itself.” —John McDuling, “Google is now a more trusted source of news than the websites it aggregates,” Quartz.com, Jan. 20, 2015

• Editorial Comment: I saw this in the Times, but didn’t believe it until I saw it on HuffPo.

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