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Are people becoming less reliant on Facebook for their news? | Paul Chadwick

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Two new surveys suggest the public still value traditional news publishers When you try to imagine a media diet consisting only of retweets, random blogs or the Facebook posts of family and friends, you grasp the value of journalism created by professional media organisations. Traditional news organisations aren’t perfect, but they are not fake. Nor are they as readily manipulated as we know social media can be. Professional journalism’s longstanding skills of access to sources, verification, presentation and dependable distribution remain an essential element of what nourishes democratic societies. That insight, sharply conveyed in images accompanying this column, informs a new campaign to promote the well-regarded
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