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Corker and Shumble ReBooted

Simon Parry writing in the South China Morning Post offers a retelling of Waugh’s parody of journalists reset in the jungles of today’s Papua New Guinea. He is hired by an unnamed London Sunday paper to cover the story of … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and Confirmation Bias

The journalism website of the ┬áNieman Foundation at Harvard University,┬áStoryboard, carries an article by Michael┬áFitzgerald that cites a brief episode of Scoop as an example of┬áa phenomenon┬áthat should be avoided by future journalists. This is known as “confirmation bias:”┬á ThereÔÇÖs … Continue reading

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