Monday, May 10, 2004

Finally some sense in the US news industry.

The Editor of the LA Times complains of a rise in what he calls pseudo-journalism.

This prompted me to look up a useful definition of the term, "journalism". The results are quite entertaining:

"Writing intended for publication in a newspaper or magazine, or for broadcast on a radio or television program featuring news, sports, entertainment, or other timely material."

"The opinions of the uneducated, reflecting the ignorance of the community." (Wilde)

"that extraordinary scribbling to be found in newspapers, on the back of the advertisements" (G. K. Chesterton)

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