- I was in the minority when I said I never watch news on television. I feel like most news does not interest me, so I prefer to use the internet for news. That way I can search for specific stories that grab my attention. Unless you count SportCenter as news. In that case, it is always on my TV.
I also read the newspaper several times a week. 33% of the people that took the survey also read the newspaper several times a week. If I had a subscription and had it delivered to me every morning, I would read the newspaper on a daily basis, but for now, I go to the bottom level of the library to read the paper. Sometimes, the copies of the newspaper are taken so I just go through the rest of the day without a newspaper source.
- I answered the other questions the same as the majority so they are nothing special, but for the multi-answer questions like when asked what I would do if the president was assassinated, I said I would turn on the TV and monitor the situation, track it online, and buy a newspaper. For the question with the list of people I would consider journalists, I chose Katie Couric and Bob Woodward. As for the news today, I consider it depressing and negative, but useful. Also, I think a news reporting career would be important and a mixture frustrating and rewarding.
- Considering the confidential sources question, I think I would uphold my title as a journalist and protect my sources even if it meant going to jail.
- For the last set of questions, I’ve discovered that I couldn’t go a day without news. I would also prefer that news to be neutral. As far as critiquing and challenging public figures and the government, I believe the press do a good job already and they shouldn’t change. When reading the paper, I just browse paragraphs for most stories, but when I do read full stories, I would rather read about a major event rather than celebrity stuff.