Think satire is all fun and games? Not true, especially among Millennials in the age of digital media where a growing number of Americans get their news online and from social media channels.
This week, Jon Stewart stunned the nation with his announced plans to leave The Daily Show later this year. For countless viewers, Stewart is the Walter Cronkite of this generation.
And he’s trusted by many more than some of the world’s leading news outlets. In fact, according to data compiled prior to Stewart’s announcement and the recent Brian Williams suspension, Stewart’s Daily Show was viewed as being more trustworthy than such media heavyweights as Bloomberg and The Economist.
To see just how trustworthy major media outlets are in the eyes of American viewers, check out the infographic from Statista posted below.