Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Bob Mottram drew my attention to Churnalism recently using his blog.

Here is a Churnalism video: When press releases masquerade as news stories.

The Wikipedia page (if you will permit a little copy/paste) on Churnalism says:

Churnalism is a form of journalism in which press releases, wire stories and other forms of pre-packaged material are used to create articles in newspapers and other news media in order to meet increasing pressures of time and cost without undertaking further research or checking.
Of course everyone already knows about Churnalism on some level - but giving it a name, and looking into the phenomenon a little is quite revealing.

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