Youth Perception of Television News

Maybe if they didn’t concentrate just on murders, war, and all the bad, I would be more willing to watch on a daily basis.

And more where that comes from with the online trendsetter panel. The highlights are:

  1. In general, television news is seen as “too negative” in an effort to instill fear and paranoia.
  2. They want a more clear definition between “real news” and “fluff” as stories of all types are perceived to get equal weight.
  3. They want to see a more racial and economic diversity in terms of the types of stories they cover.
  4. They want coverage of global issues.
  5. They want honest reporting, not to feel like they’re getting propaganda.