Quote of the Week – 02/3/11

“It was both a powerful and terrifying feeling, knowing that I could bash out some gibberish text and hours later have it appear verbatim in Britain’s largest selling newspaper.”Independent film maker Chris Atkins explains how his hoax press release promoting the made-up “penazzle” fashion accessory (the male version of the vajazzle) made it onto page 12 of the Sun under the headline “Nobbies Dazzlers”.

(Source: Media Standards Trust)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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