Monday, March 14, 2011

Churnalism: How to detect whether a journalist is just printing a Press Release

Churnalism is a U.K.-based website that lets you paste content from a 'suspect' news article and then it will tell you whether the article is only a rehashed press release. Glorified printers of press releases, that is what most newspapers really. Indian newspapers do it on a wholesale basis, especially the business newspapers.

I covered Print Labels from Tom Scott and the Newscrud project in an earlier post. Both aim to bring out the truth behind most news articles, with help of succinct labels.

Also Read:
Can Journalism Warning Labels Create Better Journalism?



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