Although recent Pew surveys in the United States have documented a serious decline in the public’s perception of news media’s performance in areas like accuracy and neutrality, the role played by the press in monitoring and criticizing government and politicians continues to be regarded as a valuable and important public service.

Although recent Pew surveys in the United States have documented a serious decline in the public’s perception of news media’s performance in areas like accuracy and neutrality, the role played by the press in monitoring and criticizing government and politicians continues to be regarded as a valuable and important public service.

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