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The most and least trusted news sources in America - AOL News. The online polling firm Morning Consult on Wednesday released the results of its survey about the most and least trusted news sources in America, and the major television networks topped the list as most trustworthy.

The most and least trusted news sources in America - AOL News

ABC had the highest credibility rating of any news source included in the poll, with 67% of people calling it "credible" or "very credible. " CNN, which President-elect Donald Trump often derided as the "Clinton News Network" during his campaign, was ranked in the middle of the pack — below ABC, CBS, and NBC, but above Fox and MSNBC. The Wall Street Journal was the highest-ranked newspaper on the list. Here are the results: Morning Consult InfoWars and Breitbart were near the bottom of the list, along with The Onion, a satirical website. Nearly half of those surveyed said they'd never heard of InfoWars and Breitbart. Morning Consult polled 1,605 adults on December 1 and 2. Pew Research Center conducted a similar survey in 2014. Democracy Without Newspapers. Rhetoric in News. News-Values. For more than a century and a half, men and women of The Associated Press have had the privilege of bringing truth to the world.

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They have gone to great lengths, overcome great obstacles – and, too often, made great and horrific sacrifices – to ensure that the news was reported quickly, accurately and honestly. Our efforts have been rewarded with trust: More people in more places get their news from the AP than from any other source. In the 21st century, that news is transmitted in more ways than ever before – in print, on the air and on the Web, with words, images, graphics, sounds and video. But always and in all media, we insist on the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior when we gather and deliver the news. That means we abhor inaccuracies, carelessness, bias or distortions.

It means we will not knowingly introduce false information into material intended for publication or broadcast; nor will we alter photo or image content. It means we don't plagiarize. On the record. Why FOX is not listed as a choice. Which News Sites Have the Highest Reading Level According to Google? I saw Malcolm Coles’ post on Google’s reading level scores for UK newspapers and thought it would be fun to do the same thing for US news sites.

Which News Sites Have the Highest Reading Level According to Google?

Last week Google released a new search filter that allows users to refine search results by reading level. So what reading level does Google assign to major news sites in the US? I was going to look at top 25 US newspapers online according to Journalistics but I decided to include a wider variety of news sites. So instead I pulled out the US news sites from my comparison post on news site social media engagement to come up with a sampling of newspapers, magazines, TV, wire services and Web-only news organizations. How do the US news sites stack up? Among the news organizations I checked, here are the sites with the greatest percentage of content at a basic or advanced reading level: Most Basic Content ABC News 41%Boston.com 29%CBS News 28% A commentary on mainstream TV news?

Most Advanced Content Here are all the scores. ABC News AOL News Boston.com. Census.gov.