1. Two journalists win the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder, AP News reported. Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia received the honor Friday, Oct. 8.
2. America’s trust in mass media on the whole to report news fully, accurately and fairly is at 36 percent, Gallup reported. This is four percent higher than the all-time low of 32 percent in 2016. The score comes from 7 percent of poll respondents having “a great deal” of trust and confidence and 29 percent having “a fair amount” of those feelings.
3. There was a sharp partisan divide. Gallup reported that those who said they trust mass media broke down as 68 percent Democrats, 31 percent independents and 11 percent Republicans. Of note: this adds up to 110 percent, so it is likely respondents could give two or more political identities.