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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Media investigation

Last week I listened to a 45 minute speech from a local newspaper publisher extolling the virtues of newspapers in their accuracy, in-depth and truth of reporting, and desperately denying their perceived future demise.

Now comes this AP story out of Ireland that shows just how much in-depth investigation the media does.

And who knows, perhaps this AP story itself is phony.

2 comments:

Katherine said...

That was funny and really quite sad.

Paria said...

Personally speaking, before every publishing or airing any "fact" we check, double check and triple check, with multiple sources whether the information is indeed factual.

In Journalism school, if we EVER cited Wikipedia we immediately failed the class. That's right, the CLASS.

:-)