We believe in good journalism.1
Unfortunately, some newspaper articles are so hopelessly inaccurate and ill-informed they border on the dangerous. This is especially true when science or health is concerned. And don’t make the mistake of thinking that it’s just the tabloids, a lot of these articles also appear in main stream ‘quality’ newspapers.
Basically the truth is not what sells newspapers. But it should be.
There is a small and growing number of individuals around the internet who are calling out irresponsible journalism wherever they spot it. Many of these people are experts in their field and contribute their time for free, often writing fascinating blog posts which are much more informed and interesting than the article they are critiquing.
News Crud is a little tool that basically ties together bad newspaper articles with further information about the subject like another (better) newspaper article or a blog post into one URL that can be tweeted or emailed.
The latest submissions are all listed here: http://newscrud.com/category/submissions
I’m @eric_donovan on twitter
1for the moment, when I say “we”, I mean “I”… It’s like a royal “we”.