Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Modern media is rubbish #7: “We forgot to authenticate that single mum’s amnesia story last week”

A bit late, but here’s a few problems with that really great human interest amnesia story from last week: when 34-year-old Naomi Jacobs (or 35-year-old, depending which version you read) woke up in 2008 convinced she was 15. Naomi Jacobs, of Manchester, recalled nothing after 1992, did not know she had a son and thought […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Is offering bribes to bloggers any different from old-style PR sweeteners for journalists?

Paul Bradshaw has a timely post here on the legal position of bloggers who accept payment or other incentives to post content on behalf of brands or other interests. It’s a warning to the sponsors of this as much as anyone – Bradshaw points out that a PR firm offering entry into a prize draw […]