Copy, paste. Copy, paste.

Crikey had a great scoop this week that’s only obvious in hindsight: Over half your news is spin.

[A]fter analysing a five-day working week in the media, across 10 hard-copy papers, ACIJ and Crikey found that nearly 55% of stories analysed were driven by some form of public relations.

And nearly 20% of the total were basically copy-pastes of press releases.

Here’s the website with the study findings – some of it’s paywalled, but there’s a 21-day free trial (it’s worth it!).

I guess I can’t really make fun of Pravda for shamelessly reprinting press releases any more.

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