Comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s famous line was he “got no respect.”
Unfortunately, a poll by Pew Research shows respect for the profession of journalism has declined in the last few years. Only 28 percent of respondents said journalists contribute “a lot” to society’s wellbeing. Only lawyers and business executives ranked lower than the media.
But I would strongly argue that South Carolina’s daily and weekly newspaper journalists are far more respected by their communities.