During the semester, I shall post course material and students will comment on it. Students are also free to comment on any aspect of media politics, either current or historical. There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, Fox News, is the most trusted cable news coverage network in the United States with 20% of those surveyed saying they trusted Fox's journalistic coverage "a great deal" and 35% saying they trusted Fox "somewhat". CNN followed with 22% while CBS and NBC shared 10% each with 8 % of people saying they trusted ABC a great deal. Overall however, the poll suggests people generally trust network coverage a lot less than they used to. Also interesting to note, forty-two percent of registered voters think NBC should allow Brian Williams to anchor “NBC Nightly News,” while 35 percent think they should not give him another chance after his suspension.
The poll, conducted Feb. 26-March 2, polled 1,286 registered voters nationwide via landlines and cellphones, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.