Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Churnalism Detector

This, from Ed Yong, seems like a good idea:

Behold Churnalism.com – the Media Standards Trust’s new engine for discovering PR-based shoddy journalism, with commentary from the Guardian

The idea is you paste a hunk of text into the box, and the Churnalism engine tells you if it's from a press release. At the moment, however, it only compares "with articles in UK national press and BBC." Be nice if they could add the US.

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