Today’s WORD on Journalism
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Friday, January 23, 2015
“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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