Public Support Wanes, Some Journalists Press On

Sussman, Barry
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p78
The article focuses on the confidence and support of the public to journalists and the news media and the efforts of journalists to remain aggressive in their reporting. In 2005, only 28% of survey respondents indicated their confidence in television news and in newspapers. Despite this low esteem, courageous news are being produced. Some of these courageous new include Sun Herald's coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the risk taken by journalist Nicholas Kristol of New York Times in going to Sudan to give attention to the massacres of people in Darfur. Another press triumph is the Watergate expose.


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