News: Newspaper Society “Local Editors Survey” – Unscientific and Misleading

13 05 2013

regional newspapers_2The Newspaper Society represents the local and regional media which, everyone agrees, are an essential feature of the democratic landscape.  The Society tells us that there are 1,100 local and regional newspapers read by nearly 31 million people a week.  Local newspapers are said to be more than twice as trusted as any other media channel. Unfortunately, Newspaper Society itself does not deserve the same degree of trust.   It has today published the result of a bizarre “survey” of local newspaper editors under the headline “Half of Local Newspaper Editors Say Leveson Inquiry has Damaged Relationship with Readers“. Read the rest of this entry »