Distrust the media, but don’t disregard it

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter I’m about to enter a career that is in big trouble. On Sept. 21, The Gallup Organization, well known for its titan status in the business of public sentiment research, published a poll. This poll showed that at more than at any other time on record, Americans distrust the national mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. A total of 60 percent of Americans reported to Gallup that they hold this alarmingly negative sentiment. Of even greater concern may be a poll showing that only 39 percent of Americans say that they follow the news, any news, closely. That number is up this year, from 35 percent…