churnalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of churn (out) +‎ journalism.

Noun[edit]

churnalism (uncountable)

  1. (derogatory) The use of ready-made press release material copied wholesale into a newspaper article as if it were the journalist's own copy.
    • 2014, Astra Taylor, The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Henry Holt and Company, →ISBN:
      New-media gossip juggernaut Gawker also pays tribute to churnalism's animating spirits: shortness, sensationalism, superficiality, and speed.

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