by Sam Gross of the Stacker
The Economist earns the top position for its 175-year legacy of infusing insightful long-form stories with commentary and explanatory reporting of weekly events. With nearly all articles published anonymously, The Economist’s stories aim to speak in a collective voice that blends editorial collaboration and authorial independence from journalistic typecasting.
The public television category garnered the highest possible ratio in the study, with exclusively “trusted” responses. Public broadcasting has long been a target of conservative politicians due to claims of liberal bias. The fate of public service programming will be closely linked to the current administration’s’ budgetary actions regarding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.