It appears from this exchange on Donal Blaney's blog that the only qualifiaction you need to be a journalist is the ability to spell. Certainly checking the validity of a piece of research or checking out if the piece is 10 years old or not is something Mr Blaney is less interested in. It's odd, because I though thte term "News" came from the fact that it is something "new".
Further background to the story can be found on the Cassillis blog.
Oh, and in news just in, England have just won the world cup, just in case it is true that Mr Blaney reports on news that is that old.