What happens to a society when they lose trust in traditional media? Do they turn to online media, like blogs and Facebook? Apparently not, according to a new study commissioned by PBS.
In honor of its Nov. 1 launch across the pond, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) released its first PBS UK Trust report, which interviewed 1,108 UK adults and 1,095 US adults. The findings show that the British public was rocked by this summer’s phone-hacking scandal, so much so that 58 percent say they have lost trust in newspapers.
More surprisingly, however, is that 64 percent of UK respondents say TV is the most trusted news outlet, with radio a close second at 58 percent. Read more