TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Survey: Journalists are Liars, Immoral

320px-Newsroom_Z1According to a new survey from Gallup, Americans don’t think too highly of journalists. In a similiar survey, journalists don’t think too highly of Americans. Kidding! Maybe.

According to Gallup, only 21 percent of people think that newspaper reporters have “very high” or “high” honesty and ethical standards. TV reporters fared worse, as only 20 percent of people said they have very high or high honesty and ethical standards.

The least trusted profession was lobbyists, as only six percent of respondents deemed them trustworthy or moral. That seems high, doesn’t it?

On the flip side, everyone seems to love nurses. A big majority — 82 percent — said they have high honesty and ethical standards. Let’s hope so.

Mediabistro Course

Overcoming Writer's Block

Overcoming Writer's BlockUse proven tools and exercises to get back to writing! Starting July 15, learn a process that will help you pinpoint your optimal writing conditions, structure your time and build a framework to increase your productivity. Register now!