Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Churnalism

March 23, 2011

Churnalism is a term used to describe an article which is published as journalism but is in fact a cut and paste of a press release. Churnalism.com lets you paste text from a press release and then see which news organisation have just cut and pasted rather than carrying out any real journalism. The results can be quite illuminating!

http://churnalism.com

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A new library amid the threat of cuts

December 10, 2010

Milldam Mail, the online newspaper run by the Journalism students at the University of Portsmouth, has a piece here about the new library that is due to open on the old Woolworths site in Southsea.

http://milldam-mail.co.uk/?p=1715

This will be a welcome addition to the services within the Southsea shopping centre, however it comes at a time when others are protesting about the ‘vandalism’ to our library services, as reported in this Guardian article.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/dec/06/writers-protest-vandalism-library-services

[Thanks to RG for highlighting this article]

The Onion

June 19, 2009

And finally on this week’s theme we have The Onion, a site that received a Peabody Award for “providing ersatz news that has a worrisome ring of truth”.

http://www.theonion.com

Wikileaks

October 23, 2008

In a similar vein, this can be a helpful site:

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Wikileaks

To be handled with care.

The Second Life Sex bed case

February 7, 2008

While we’re doing ‘old news’ (see Wednesday although it was Tuesday’s video which led to finding this one), this is interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJw1rhg_5do&NR=1
In particular, the use the journalist made of his own avatar.