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Everyone is writing articles about celebrity death hoaxes

Will the next hoo-hah be: ‘papers miss out obit because no-one believed he/she had really died’?

Countless articles about celebrity death hoaxes to choose from over the last day or so. Among them:

  • This round-up from MSN Entertainment ends with: “The old adage rings true: don’t believe everything you read! Unless you see it on MSN, of course..”
  • CNN: “Despite what you may have read, Jeff Goldblum, Natalie Portman, George Clooney, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford and Rick Astley are alive.”
  • Guardian.co.uk: “[F]or those wishing to check the latest online gossip, there are websites dedicated to debunking false reports. Snopes and the Museumofhoaxes have an archive of urban legends and how these rumours come about.”

The Inquisitr: ‘Arrington on journalism is like Britney Spears on parenting’, says Swisher

At this week’s Demo Conference renowned Wall Street Journal technology columnist Kara Swisher attacked Tech Crunch’s founder Michael Arrington: ‘being lectured in journalism ethics by Michael Arrington is like getting parenting tips from Britney Spears’.

Online Journalism Scandinavia: Norway’s leading news sites strategies for attracting online audience

Image of Kristine LoweKristine Lowe is a freelance journalist who writes on the media industry for number of US, UK and Norwegian publications. This week Online Journalism Scandinavia looks at how Norway’s leading news sites attract their audiences. Continue reading

TMZ streams live celebrity video from streetcams

Celebrity website TMZ is streaming live video from a network of webcams at key celebrity hangouts in the US, according to a report by CNET news.

To create the 24-hour-surveillance-society-meets-celebrity-obsessed-culture venture, the webcams are not stationary, but are operated by crews sent out to different locations, whether these be top restaurants or hot dog stalls on a street corner.

“It’s fun and raw and fresh, and it fits the personality of our site,” says Harry Levin, executive producer of the site, in the article.

The cameras have already picked up Paris Hilton’s brother Barron being released on bail and were started during Britney Spears’ court appearances last October.

There’s nowhere left to hide.