Faisal Quyyumi

Faisal Quyyumi is a News Columnist at Grit Daily. He is a Production Assistant at CNN and a former Production Intern for The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah at Comedy Central.

Who do Americans trust for reliable news?

A new study shows less than half of Americans trust mass media sources. The poll conducted by Gallup, an analytics and advisory company known for its public opinion polls, states only 41% of Americans trust mass media, which includes newspapers, television, and radio. The company says media trust level has increased since 2016 but is still lower than it was from 1997 to 2013. The latest poll is a four-percentage-point decrease from last year’s number of 45%. The question asked to those...

Most airplane water is not drinkable

A 2019 Airline Water Study released by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College New York City Policy Center at the City University of New York reveals airplane water quality on 11 major and 12 regional airlines. The study summarizes that many airlines have been providing passengers with unhealthy drinking water. It took more than seven months to conduct. Current & Previous Laws Regulating Water The government previously passed the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) “to ensure that safe...

Nike wins Emmy for controversial Kaepernick advertisement

Nike won the award for “outstanding commercial” on Sunday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. This is the first time Nike has won the award since 2002. The September 2018 advertisement titled “Dream Crazy” features former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes such as Serena Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., and LeBron James. Nike’s campaign Kaepernick became the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign with a slogan reading “Believe in something. Even if...

Only half of consumers trust search engine results. What do the other 50 percent trust?

A recent study conducted by Yext and Forbes shows consumers only believe 50 percent of their search results when looking up information about brands. Yext is a New York City technology company focusing on online brand management and Forbes, of course, is a business magazine. Over 500 consumers in the United States were surveyed for the study. Findings 57 percent of those in the study avoid search engines and prefer to visit the brand’s official website because they believe it is more accurate....

Leaked U.N. climate change draft warns of natural disasters, but is it moot at this point?

In a leaked draft obtained by the AFP, an international news agency, the United Nations Climate Report claims an increase of oceans rising and warming is “poised to unleash misery.” The 900-page report written by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced then Earth may experience a decline in fish stocks, a 100-time increase of damage by natural disasters along with millions of people being displaced, which are all...

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