Churnalism

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. The neologism "churnalism" has been credited to BBC journalist Waseem Zakir who coined the term in 2008.Churnalism has increased to the point that many stories found in the press are not original. The decline of original journalism has been associated with a corresponding rise in public relations.
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  • Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera on tech media: ‘A lot of intellectual dishonesty’

    … in addition to the “journalism” to get the most complete pictures of what’s happening (which is precisely why it’s Techmeme’s job to summarize all that in one page). But there also lots of reasons to be pessimistic as well. On the down side are a lot of things you’ve heard already. Like the pervasiveness of churnalism, and how writers at news…

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