The Editor's Back Fence

What Are Those "Press Releases" Doing Here?

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 12:32:00 PM

By now many readers are wondering what’s up with the “Press Release” label. It’s simple: we’re trying a radical experiment. Much of what you read in the press these days is nothing more than re-written press releases with little original reporting involved. We’re just eliminating the disingenuous middle-person and posting the releases cold turkey. In no way do we vouch for the truthfulness of the information contained, we’re just the messenger passing through the statement of the authors. 


Let us know whether you think this is all right.