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  • noun derogatory The use of ready-made press release material copied wholesale into a newspaper article as if it were the journalist's own copy.

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Examples

  • I am surprised that you have tried to “discredit” the BCA so readily, by basing on sources that I would consider to be anti-libel law campaign-rhetoric or "churnalism" -- originated probably from Singh himself and associates of the “Sense about Science” organization in the UK!

    Why BCA v Singh Matters To Me

  • Hoax articles and lazy journalists are being pushed into the spotlight by a new website that aims to expose news outslets that regurgitate press releases - a practice known as "churnalism."

    The Seattle Times

  • I love the idea of churnalism.com and PlagiPedia and what it might mean for journalism - Being shamed and exposed as a plagiarist should be a stain on a reputation but I'm not sure it will be.

    The Guardian World News

  • New UK website cracks down on PR-driven journalism Hoax articles and lazy journalists are being pushed into the spotlight by a new website that aims to expose news outslets that regurgitate press releases - a practice known as "churnalism."

    The Seattle Times

  • Media Standards Trust unveiled a website called churnalism.com which helps expose plagiarism in the media.

    The Guardian World News

  • For too many regional papers the temptation to keep reporters at their desk engaged in the "churnalism" derided by Nick Davies in his book Flat Earth News has proved too great.

    Court reporting is a dying art – and lawyers should be worried

  • Mong, to describe the BMJ and the Quackometer as 'churnalism' is simply ridiculous.

    Why BCA v Singh Matters To Me

  • So to describe Le Canard Noir of being guilty of 'churnalism' for commenting on one of the top medical journals dismissing the BCA's evidence is well... silly.

    Why BCA v Singh Matters To Me

  • Both the BMJ editorial and Le Canard Noir are "churnalism"

    Why BCA v Singh Matters To Me

  • However, I'd argue there is a difference between pure "churnalism" where people simply do a lazy opinion poll or say something and make it into a press release and producing quality research that is reliable and headline-worthy.

    Why are the Taxpayers' Alliance quoted so often?

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  • Where press releases are printed verbatim. Exacerbated by job redundancies and other cutbacks in the newspaper industry. And general crapness.

    October 7, 2008