Sunday, April 27, 2008

Guardian steps up recycling campaign

Lazy journalism? Or is the news just hopelessly cyclical? Click on these two stories - written just over a year apart - and judge for yourself:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2007/feb/28/health.society
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/apr/16/medicalresearch

Also: 'may increase the risk of death'? Erm... how exactly? Isn't death already a certainty?

4 comments:

nuttycow said...

... the two links seem to go to the same post?

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Dammit, so they do. Thanks for that.

Links now amended... erm, not that there was really much difference between them anyway.

David M N Bate said...

Spot on Tim. If anyone was willing to pay you you could make a full-time living finding other examples. The 'Fourth Estate' is as guilty today of 'recycling' material as much as any other mass media industry from tv to film. Papers are more and more like magazines now, with varying degrees of highly opined daily news attached, and magazine are by design cyclical.
Classic error, too. But that could just as easily have been your sense of humour, though!? Certainly ironic.

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

I very nearly pretended it was on purpose :)