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February 24, 2011 12:01 PM   Subscribe

Churnalism
Find news articles derived from press releases. Just paste a press release in and see what you get!
posted by Donch (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by DanCall on February 24, 2011: Cut, paste, cut, paste

Ooooh nifty. Can you please do this for Canadian sources?
posted by Theta States at 2:09 PM on February 24, 2011


Related: copyscape checks the site you pick against other sites online.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:25 PM on February 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Tried copyscape, looks very interesting, but not free!

http://www.copyscape.com/?q=http://www.tescoplc.com/plc/media/pr/pr2011/2011-02-02/

compared with

http://churnalism.com/45fl8/

Churnalism results are more interesting!
posted by Donch at 3:00 AM on February 25, 2011


We have been asked to do a Canadian/US/Finnish/Dutch/German/Australian/... version of the site by people emailing in!

Does anyone have any thoughts on organisations in these or other countries who would fund the development of a site for that country?

The funding for the UK version came from charitable donations to the Media Standards Trust.
posted by Donch at 3:53 AM on February 25, 2011


Agreed: Churnalism does more to evaluate the matches in very intuitive ways, but it seems copyscape has a broader scope. Different tools for different purposes.

As for funding: The Knight Foundation is focused on advancing quality journalism, funding major projects such as ProPublica.

Lazy wiki category link: Journalism organizations, which includes links to specific organizations and area-specific sub-categories (example: the American sub-category includes the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:11 AM on February 25, 2011


For the US, perhaps Media Matters?
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 7:15 PM on March 16, 2011


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