Dr Mumbo End of the world October 19, 2013 9:46 13 So here’s how news.com.au is choosing to report the latest piece of cosmic news on the front page of its website… And here’s how the adults are reporting it: topics journalism Share Tweet Share Comments: 13 Bikini-clad tornado shark threatening to stop the flow of beer 21 Oct 13 Step 1. Find something with merit Step 2. Create absolutely nothing out of something Step 3. Publish and put advertising next to it Step 4. Profit. Clickbait, nothing more, nothing less. And to think, the people who write those articles went to Uni for four years – a monkey mashing a keyboard could come up with better content. Reply kate mcclure 21 Oct 13 Did news.com.au turn you down for a job or something…. slow news day? Reply Too tooo 21 Oct 13 At least is fun. The “Adult” version is just so plain and boring. yawn… Reply Rob Parth 21 Oct 13 What about this article. It is just basically 2 pictures. Ohh, I get it now mumbrella has monkeys bashing keyboards it gotta be that Reply Encyclic! 21 Oct 13 News.com.au. Because you don’t know what news is, and neither do we. Reply Encyclic! 21 Oct 13 Too Tooo, how dreadful that news isn’t all exciting all the time. I have some tinsel for you to play with as you exercise your last remaining neuron. Reply Hysterical housewife 21 Oct 13 WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!* *At some point, one way or another. Reply Bear 21 Oct 13 @ kate mcclure, just because you can type doesn’t mean you should. @ too tooo Harry Potter is a much more exciting read than news.com.au if you want entertainment (although it’s a bit complicated in parts, and lots of big words, so be careful!) @ Rob Parth the difference in reporting between the two outlets is so vast that no explanations are needed – the pictures suffice. Like Kate McClure – just because you can type doesn’t mean you should. Reply Too tooo 21 Oct 13 Encyclic, let me tell you 1- If I am reading news I want to be entertain period. 2- I don’t read news because I care I read news because I am bored. Reply Bear 21 Oct 13 @Too tooo Are you sure you can read? Because you can’t write. Reply offal spokesperson 21 Oct 13 🙂 at least we know that News ltd is hitting its target audience, mind you, why read when you can watch? Reply Encyclic! 21 Oct 13 Bear, probably a pagemasters rep. Reply Albert Newton 21 Oct 13 What an amazing coincidence – that the asteroid has more chance of hitting the earth than News getting its facts right. Reply Comments are closed. ADVERTISEMENT Most Discussed 62 Comments ADMA faces calls for boycott for Trump “support” 39 Comments Facebook streaming numbers plummet 94% after Nielsen recalibration 28 Comments Don Smallgoods wants to feature Aussie ‘Dons’ in latest campaign 25 Comments How Facebook and Twitter have turned the Australian public into pirates 23 Comments Remember the time McDonald’s created the #DownUnderBigMac hashtag and nobody used it?