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Basta on media reliability

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I’ve ranted about the low quality of todays journalism before.

Television producers Woestijnvis in Belgium (known for – among other things – the excellent Neveneffecten) tested the Belgian media by sending out a few press releases about research they had pulled out of their ass. Only in a very few cases did journalists even bother to call for more information (and when they didn’t get a response, they would publish anyway). Most major newspapers simply published a front-page article based on the single dodgy press release alone. No callbacks, no further research, nothing.



Written by aristillus

January 19, 2011 at 15:47

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