Other categories, in order: grade school teachers, pharmacists, military officers, doctors, police officers, clergy, judges, day-care providers, bankers, auto mechanics, local officeholders, nursing home operators, state officeholders, TV reporters, and then newspaper reporters.
In a recent Gallup poll on honesty and ethics in the professional world, newspaper journalists scored lower than auto mechanics, politicians, and nursing-home operators. Lower even than TV reporters! But they beat out lawyers, car salesmen, and ad men. Nurses ranked highest. (Editor & Publisher)