Monday, May 16, 2005

Study on the press

I thought this study was interesting I've linked to a very short blurb, there are a number of articles out there on it.

The most interesting thing, though, points out the rampant ignorance in the US.
A new survey to be released Monday reveals a wide gap on many media issues between a group of journalists and the general public. In one finding, 43% of the public say they believe the press has too much freedom, while only 3% of journalists agree. Just 14% of the public can name "freedom of the press" as a guarantee in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in the major poll conducted by the University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy. (Empahsis mine)

No wonder we are in such a state. The majority of people want the federal govenrment to ban cell phones on airplanes because they are annoying, so I guess I shouldn't be suprised they think the press has 'too much' freedom.

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