Fairfax ‘click bait’ does it no favours

   A lot of people like to hold out the Fairfax media as some sort of bastion of quality journalism. But if Fairfax is trying to carve a niche as the ‘quality’ news source, it might want to steer away from the sort of click bait journalism it engaged in today. Here’s the morning headline from the SMH, and a similar snapshot from the Canberra Times.      Now let’s hone in on that cancer story… CANCER RISK CONFRONTING MILLIONS A new report suggests almost one in three people may be affected. O. M. G.   One in three people affected. That sounds really really bad. But it says affected. That’s a bit of a give away that we might not be talking about your actual […]