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Media: Trust in media reaches all-time low

Media: Trust in media reaches all-time low

“Just 7% of Americans have ‘a great deal’ of trust and confidence in the media, and 27% have ‘a fair amount,” said Gallup in dishing up the depressing news for media outlets. “Meanwhile, 28% of U.S. adults say they do not have very much confidence and 38% have none at all in newspapers, TV and radio. Notably, this is the first time that the percentage of Americans with no trust at all in the media is higher than the percentage…

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Media: “Ditch doomscrolling to improve your mental health”

Media: “Ditch doomscrolling to improve your mental health”

The media focuses on bad news, twisting even good news into negative spins. That’s because emotionally hooked consumers are more likely to respond to advertising messages too! With the media, its bad news, hysterical, fear inducing news, 24 x 7. And then they wonder why people are consumed by anxiety! A constant influx of bad news — pandemic, shootings, inflation, natural disasters, political turmoil — can feel, at best, soul-crushing. Now, a new study from Spain confirms the negative toll…

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CNBC reporter makes up the news

CNBC reporter makes up the news

CNBC cites a Pew report to claim that more people are sharing living arrangements due to student debts. But nowhere in the Pew report does it say that. In fact, the Pew report suggests the majority of the change is due to the increase in the immigrant population in the U.S. CNBC just made up a news report to push the student debt meme.

NBER paper: Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News?

NBER paper: Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News?

91% of US news about Covid topics was negative – even when reporting on positive vaccine developments or low case counts in schools. The media learned that consumers demand negativity – I postulate this is because consumers who are suffering from hysteria and anxiety seek out news that confirms their anxiety, and that being anxious is okay.