Clickbait

Trust, balance key in journalism. . .
An article by Sheelagh Caygill

The world is overflowing with so-called news about the Royal family, teeth whitening, celebrities, and bizarre diets.  What does Queen Elizabeth think of Prince Harry? Has Angelina lost weight?

And what should you do about that exploding spot on the edge of your chin ahead of your date tonight? may be psychological and scientific reasons for some people’s love of clickbait. The human brain seems wired to explore crazy headlines, even though we know we’re being manipulated. But the effect on journalism has been detrimental.

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