Sunday, 27 June 2010


The Death of Journalism

Some might say journalism hasn't existed at the Daily Mail in a long time. Here's a good example of why. In a story posted this morning at 10:04 the Mail says:

The much-vaunted new iPhone 4 may be recalled, Apple boss Steve Jobs revealed last night.

Posting a message on the social networking site Twitter, the tycoon said: 'We may have to recall the new iPhone. This I did not expect.'

I'm sure the first thing a journalist would do is get another source, or at least check the authenticity of their single source. The biog of the Twitter user in question finishes with the sentence "Of course this is a parody account".

Before the day is out the Daily Mail will have silently updated their story, pretending the text I quoted above was never published. No apology, no visible correction.

I wonder how many of their other articles are repackaging of lies and gossip?

Posted by pab at 10:30 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!