Posted by: evanmcarlson | July 23, 2009

The New Most Trusted Name in News

So continuing with the Daily Show theme of the last couple of days, TIME conducted a recent poll that shows John Stewart is the most trusted newscaster on television. Brian Williams comes in a distant second, Charlie Gibson third, and Katie Couric coming in fourth.

Following up on our class yesterday, I tried to look more closely at the poll’s sample size and demographics. The website posted a note saying that the poll was not scientific, interestingly to me though, they made it a light shade of grey and small text that was much harder to read than the rest of the site.

I thought it was particularly interesting that Katie Couric got zero votes in Alaska. Granted, only 24 people were asked from that state, however, it does point to the lasting impact of her interview

John Stewart dominates, although Brian Williams is close behind him in a number of states.

John Stewart dominates, although Brian Williams is close behind him in a number of states.

with former Governor Sarah Palin.

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