A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

May 1st, 2002 • Quill Archives
DUPED! When journalists fall for fake news

A few years ago, an outfit called Investors Real Estate Development announced it was planning a cemetery amusement park, featuring gaudy memorials designed by artists, roller coasters, a souvenir shop, and refreshments at “Dante’s Grill.” It was all on a Web site along with investment information and contacts for both company officials and the tombstone visionaries.