User generated content? Or great place for a prank? Sky gets photoshopped on Marathon day

Good to see final year journalism degree student Todd Nash has his hoax-spotting eyes on. He’s kicked off a new journalism blog with an overview of some pretty obvious photoshopping that managed to get past the people at Sky News:

“The best pranks are the ones where the victim has absolutely no idea what is happening and this is true here. Some photoshop happy forummers on the Football365 Forum began adapting marathon photos from Flickr, Google Images and anywhere else they could get their hands on them.

“They then sent them in to the unsuspecting Sky News team with spectacular results:

Tron on the Marathon

“How they didn’t see Tron amazes me.

Grim Reaper

“A cruel sense of humour from Daniel Carr as the Grim Reaper makes an appearance (and not as a runner)”

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