If newspapers came with warning labels, they might look something like the ones Tom Scott came up with. The British “geek comedian” created warning stickers you can print out and put on newspapers (PDF below). They include:
Warning: This article is basically just a press release, copied and pasted.
Warning: This article contains unsourced, unverified information from Wikipedia
Warning: To ensure future interviews with subject, important questions were not asked.
Warning: To meet a deadline, this article was plagiarised from another news source.
Too bad you can’t stick these on blogs (present one excluded, of course).
(Hat tip to Nick Bilton)
[scribd id=35846299 key=key-1gn0ec0zvn1amh5yudem mode=list]