Category Archives: churnalism

The 10 commandments of fake news clickbait

I have recently been inundated by a growing number of fake news. Half of them are generated by sites supporting political ideas or people. The rest are just leveraging on my curiosity or on my empathy.  The first category may … Continue reading

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10 November, one year after ‘Sputnik’ was launched

The Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite, launched on 4 October 1957.  Shortly after its launch, the New York Times explained that the literal translation of “sputnik” is “something that is traveling with a traveler.” Additionally, “the traveler is the … Continue reading

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About idiots and churnalism

A recent quote by the most known Italian contemporary writer, Umberto Eco, captured significant attention on the web: “Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of … Continue reading

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