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10 ways to spot junk journalism

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Those of us who have been in the news business a long time can spot junk journalism a mile away. But we've done a horrible job explaining the warning signs to the public, which has been thrust into the role not just of news consumer but news interpreter after the rapid rise of bloggers and all-day talk TV.

There are some clear indications of when something is good reporting, and when it's rumor, biased or otherwise not worth one's time.

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