Daily Briefing: June 21

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.

Stat

A new report released by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism contains a few fascinating nuggets...

  • The United States has the lowest level of overall trust in news of any country surveyed, with only 26%
  • Interest in news across all markets has decreased from 63% last year to 51% this year.
  • Only 17% of internet users pay for online news. What is the average age of a digital news subscriber? 50 years old.

Quote

“Travel Armageddon.”

That's how an industry official described the situation at airports this weekend. Over 19,000 flights were canceled or delayed in the US since Thursday, including more than 5,000 on Sunday alone, due to a lack of staff and virtually everyone in the country deciding to take holiday at once. Friday, was the most crowded day yet this year for air travel.

Read

Why does everyone seem to have IBS? (The Drift)

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