Brilliant! Churnalism versus Journalism
I’ve noticed for some time now that so much of what I read online and in my RSS aggregator feels like press releases. I’ve even got in the habit of asking myself, “Who is paying for me to read this ‘news’ story?!”
Select the page (or copy the text and paste it into their URL) and they will search known sources of press releases and other resources and present for your side-by-side comparison the results. Check out the video demonstration.
An attack on “churnalism” posing as journalism!
Check it out! Awesomeness!
- Churnalism, a tool for journalist accountability, detects “PR submarines” (theatlantic.com)
- Churnalism: discover when the “news” you’re reading is a press-release (boingboing.net)
- “Churnalism” tracker catches journalists copying press releases, Wikipedia (arstechnica.com)
- Churnalism.com exposes an ugly PR and media truth (stuartbruce.biz)