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The fabrication of information

Did you know that so many « big » newspapers mostly copy & paste news from the press agencies when they report on Europe? I had the second chance this year to notice that, after the 70 years of the « Anschluss » last March.

A journalist from Associated press recently asked me if I had something to say about the Americanization of political life in France. I was glad to tell him a few ideas I had out of my readings (see below). He just took out of my text a couple of sentences (fair enough, I knew he just needed a short statement), his text has been cut and slightly modified by the editors and then, it came out like this in The International Herald Tribune and like that in The Guardian, just to name two famous newspapers. You have here an opportunity to judge how information is created and realize the utter importance of press agencies!

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30 septembre 2008 Posted by | Journalisme | , , , | Laisser un commentaire