To reiterate, “Don’t Use News Looking For Trends” but use government statistics. You can find them at government websites at the local, state and national levels. The press, the reporting professional, that common people think of is just one segment of the “printing press” era. The other two are advocacy and sensationalism. Advocacy means the paper is used to advocate a political stance and sensationalism means a story is blown out of all proportions. The reporting professional is the newest aspect of the paper but even then anecdotal stories does not say anything about the size of a trend.
Disclaimer, Must Read: