(名詞) 根據外電 (wire story) 和新聞稿 (press release) 而非原始採訪來撰寫新聞的新聞報導方式。這個字是由 churn (攪製) 和 journalism (新聞業；新聞工作；新聞寫作) 拼綴而成。
當動詞用的 churn 經常與 out 連用，為一頗為常見的片語動詞，意為「大量生產；粗製濫造」。
Last year, I highlighted for MediaGuardian how Northumbria police hold back serious crimes from the media. Meanwhile, the force's £1.5m-a-year corporate communications department pumps out more press releases on falling crime rates, clampdowns, raids, initiatives and other stories designed to produce positive PR. The result, I believe, is that most crime reporting in the north-east is now little more than churnalism.
—Nigel Green, "Media are increasingly relying on police handouts as a basis for crime stories," The Guardian, December 7, 2009
Atkins is rightly concerned about the disastrous effects on our journalistic culture of editorial cutbacks, the rising influence of public relations and online 'churnalism', with its constant demand for unchecked celebrity gossip.
—Chris Tookey, "Turning the tables on the celebrity gossip-mongers," Daily Mail, October 30, 2009