The differences between news and opinion have been blurred for some time now.
It’s imperative for astute citizens to realize the difference. News literacy is more important now than ever before.
Watching and getting “news” from organizations with an overt political bent will taint the news/opinion lines.
A recent survey from The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult, in which more than 2,000 Americans were polled, identified the most-trusted news hosts in the country.
The survey found these to be the most-trusted news hosts:
The report also identified the least-trusted hosts:
Interesting that recent Walter Cronkite School of Journalism honoree Anderson Cooper made both the most- and least-trusted lists.
Also in the report, Americans trust network news (like ABC, NBC, CBS) over cable news (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC), newspapers, radio, online news sites, social media and podcasts.
Remember: always be wary of the source for your news. Sorting fact from fiction has become everyone’s responsibility.