January 20, 2017 3
A capable journalist can turn around half a dozen ripped-off stories in a day, writes freelance journalist and SBS digital editor Robert Burton-Bradley.
January 25, 2013 14
Coverage of real estate is dreadful, says property writer Terry Ryder. Organisations with vested interests pump out propaganda press releases and so-called journalists recycle them. No questions asked.
January 13, 2012 24
The New York Times has raised the issue of he-said-she-said journalism. It should be discussed here, too, but it's more complicated than media critics think.
March 25, 2011
Why is Gladstone Observer and the Toowoomba Chronicle reprinting press releases for the Queensland Gas Company word for word and calling them news stories? asks Graham Readfearn
March 1, 2011
"Churnalism" refers to the idea that the media is becoming increasingly drenched in PR related content lazily regurgitated by journos. It's time we gave it more thought, writes Mr Denmore.
April 20, 2010 5
Drug trafficker and hitman Carl Williams met his bloody demise in prison yesterday. It's the story that has it all: murder, celebrity crims, betrayal, police corruption... but just how far will the nation's papers go in celebrating the life and death of a murderer?
March 25, 2010 2
PR companies are now delivering sound bites, interviews and footage straight to the journalist's desk -- and TV and radio news often run them unfiltered and unedited, writes Biwa Kwan.
March 23, 2010 3
The public relations industry has its own term for churnalism: return on investment journalism. Sasha Pavey explains how PR executives have worked the current economic climate to their advantage.
September 17, 2009
CNN's wire service, CNN Wire, is now offering newspaper editors the chance to buy individual stories for syndication -- at $199 a pop. It's like ordering off a menu instead of hiring a personal chef.
September 14, 2009
10,000 Words looks at 10 unfortunate realities of the modern media industry, like the unfortunate reliance on wire copy, the slipping standards of subediting, and the fact that no-one has the answers to fix it.