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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Plastering the hole in journalism

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Here's three ways that news reporters and editors fake being present at a news event:
--Publish a press release and label it with the byline "Staff writer"
--Make a phone call to someone, anyone, and publish it with a photo by someone who was there
--Plagiarize the work of reporters who were there and rewrite their work
Here's three of the many ways reporters and editors fail their readers:
--Rewrite a press release by politicians or corporations and label it "news"
--Publish an inaccurate or one-sided wire service story, then claim they have no time or money to do it right
--Censor the truth to keep their advertisers or other funders happy; Censor the truth to prevent backlash from Congressmen, other politicians and federal judges

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