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Sound of Football Podcast 279 - Journalism and churnalism

The term "newszak" - the dull background noise of worthless news stories - is a concept that goes back to the 1960s. In these days of news feed algorithms, getting stories out packed with click-friendly keywords appears, from the outside, the only important factor for many outlets that call themselves news providers.

As British football at all levels, faces a crisis in the wake of historic sex abuse of young players* the importance of good journalism is greater than ever. This week, Graham, Terry and Jan, discuss why football journalism is so easily derided and whether such criticisms are fair or unjust.

* An NSPCC hotline, supported by the FA, is available 24 hours a day. If you need to talk to someone, call 0800 023 2642.

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.

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