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Catching ’em in the act…


Ever had that sense of deja vu when reading a news posting online?  Well, the Sunlight Foundation has your back: they’ve created Churnalism— a simple search tool that let’s one quickly determine whether what one’s reading is “a product of real journalism or just a spin off of another story posted elsewhere.”


As we root out the sources, we might recall that it was on this date in 1928 that Evelyn Waugh wrote a letter of protest to the Times Literary Supplement.  His complaint wasn’t that they’d misjudged his novel (Decline and Fall); their reaction was, like the book’s wider reception, quite warm.  Rather, he objected to the fact that throughout the review he was referred to as “Miss Waugh.”




Written by (Roughly) Daily

May 17, 2013 at 1:01 am

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