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News Credibility

I am thinking today about credibility and libraries.
I’m thinking about things like trustworthiness, truthiness, earnestworthiness, authority and the like.
So, thinking about where we get our news, I found this chart useful:
news-source-graph.jpg
What is more interesting is that the credibiility of online news sources in increasing according to this poll.
“Interestingly, credibility ratings from participants for nearly all types of media rose slightly from a year ago. Here is how they scored them in terms of credibility:
– Television: 6.5 on a scale of one-to-10 (down .1 from a year ago)
– Daily newspaper: 6.3 (same as last year)
– Radio: 6.3 (up .3 from a year ago)
– Online: 5.7 (up .1)
– Weekly community papers: 5.4 (up .2)
– Magazines: 4.9 (up .3)
– Free shopper newspapers: 4.3 (up .8)”
As libraries position themselves as trustworthy sources and services . . .
[insert your question and strategy here]
Stephen

Posted on: September 29, 2009, 11:38 am Category: Uncategorized

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