Print editors won’t like what a new poll uncovered: Almost one out of five Americans said reporting is not reliable in local newspapers, notes Grumpy Editor.
That’s the word from a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 adults conducted April 27 and 28.
In results released yesterday, in answer to the question, “How reliable is the reporting from your local newspaper,” 18 percent said reporting was unreliable.
On the other hand, about one out of four (26 percent) said reporting in their local newspaper was “very reliable.”
What may put smiles on editors faces is that 76 percent of those quizzed considered reporting in their local newspapers as “at least somewhat reliable.”