“Journalists, if they take their core mission seriously, should think hard about how they’re going to confront this Big Lie, as it’s become known.”
Spurred on by the events of the past year, growth by age for news has sky-rocketed year-on-year by as much as 100% among 18 to 24-year-olds.
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is providing a first-hand view (and maybe a little advice) from an industry veteran who agreed to lead the KOMU newsroom during a faculty search process—just as the COVID-19 crisis began unfolding.
Those who get their news primarily online are among the least trusting of news and the least knowledgeable about or engaged in current affairs.
The decrease stood out because even some of the momentous events of the past four years did not affect Trump’s approval rating very much.