Report Card on Canadian News Media
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01 Report Card on Canadian News...
02 Part One:
03 The Areas We Examined...
04 Interest in News
05 Where Canadians Get Their News
06 North American and European...
07 National and Local Canadian...
08 News on the Internet
09 Top Internet Sites for...
10 Canadians Watch Canadian...
11 Canadians Have Routines...
12 Part Two:
13 Elements of Credibility
14 Media Accuracy
15 Quote
16 Reporter Bias: Canada
17 Reporter Bias: U.S.
18 Quote
19 Fairness and Balance
20 Fairness and Balance
21 Media Accountability
22 Media Responsiveness
23 Sensationalism and Trust
24 Quote
25 Are the Media Independent?
26 Who Influences the News?
27 Consolidation & Ownership
28 Role of the Media in Society
29 Comparing News Media
30 Satisfaction with Aspects...
31 Quote
32 Understanding News Stories
33 Features of the French (Quebec)...
34 Interest in News
35 Media Role in Society
36 Television vs. Newspapers
37 Part Three:
38 Report Card
39 Methodology
40 Research Team and Links

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  • The role of the media in society is often debated and it is not easy to create a measure of how people feel about whether the news media helps society

  • We used a question from the Pew Research Center so we could compare Canadian attitudes to American attitudes on this issue.

  • We discovered Canadians are clearly more optimistic about the influence of the media on the country and its ability to solve problems.

  • 48% of Canadians believe the news media help society solve problems

  • There is a significant difference Canadian/U.S. attitudes.

  • In the United States, only 31% of Americans have that opinion.

  • In fact, nearly six in 10 Americans believe the news media actually get in the way of solving problems.

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