I watch two news shows on TV: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. And I’m not ashamed of that fact. The rest of my news comes to me via the internet. I don’t (or at least shouldn’t) have to explain why that is, especially to a bunch of people who are at their computers all day. But for general, generic news nytimes.com usually has what I need. If I want to know more about a particular topic/story I’ll check the blogs whose genre relates to that specific story.
But what I’m wondering is if the big three networks are gaining any new viewers to their nightly news. Are any young people actually getting their news from TV? Does Katie Couric really mean anything for journalism? I mean, does anyone really sit down in front of the tube at 8PM (or whatever time it comes on) and say, “Wow, it looks like they caught that Ramsey girl’s murderer.”
The other question I have is does anyone actually consider Fox News as serious source of objective news? I know this question is coming from someone that admits getting his news from Comedy Central, but stillÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦