Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Journalism Warning Labels

Tom Scott, whose website biography mentions he 'once got five gold runs on Blockbusters', has created some much needed 'Journalism Warning Labels' in order to make newspaper reading 'that much safer'.

They include:

  • This article is basically just a press release, copied and pasted;
  • Journalist hiding their own opinions by using phrases like 'some people claim';
  • This article contains unsourced, unverified information from Wikipedia; and
  • Includes content written by Richard Littlejohn.


  1. Excellent. Any article that has a sentence starting with "Scientists say..." should be cast back into the flames.

  2. what about 'boffins have discovered...'

  3. How about a sticker that simply says:

    "No news of value inside - please recycle immediately"


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