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CBS's 60 Minutes Warns Readers about Graphic Sarin Gas Video
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CBS's 60 Minutes Warns Readers about Graphic Sarin Gas Video
By: Sydney Smith
April 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
CBS News showed graphic video of a sarin gas attack in Syria in 2013 last weekend but warned viewers online and during the broadcast. The April 19 report, broadcast on 60 Minutes, "A Crime against Humanity,"...
PBS Apologizes for Not Reporting Ben Affleck Slave-Owning Ancestor or Request
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PBS Apologizes for Not Reporting Ben Affleck Slave-Owning Ancestor or Request
By: Sydney Smith
April 24, 2015 06:28 PM EST
Two PBS executive producers -- Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Dyllan McGee apologized for agreeing to ignore the fact that one of the ancestors of movie star Ben Affleck owned slaves on the PBS show Finding...
Star Wars is Racist, Sexist & Homophobic? BBC Duped by Tweeter
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Star Wars is Racist, Sexist & Homophobic? BBC Duped by Tweeter
By: Sydney Smith
April 24, 2015 01:39 PM EST
The BBC was duped by a Twitter hoaxer last week into an awkward on-air interview with a man slamming Star Wars, the UK Telegraph reported. The BBC Radio aired to do a segment about the upcoming new movie Star Wars...
Writer complains after Mail lifts his work, weirdly lists him on byline
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Writer complains after Mail lifts his work, weirdly lists him on byline
By: Sydney Smith
April 24, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Mail lifted work from a writer for Vice's Motherboard, but listed him in the byline for the article. In defense, the Mail's writer said the newspaper has an arangement with the writer's publisher...
HBO on Trial for Defamation over 2008 Child Labor report
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HBO on Trial for Defamation over 2008 Child Labor report
By: Sydney Smith
April 23, 2015 06:38 PM EST
HBO is being sued for libel over a 2008 report that claimed British sporting goods company Mitre Sports International used child labor in India. Mitre claims that the September 2008 report on "Real Sports with...
California's Daily Nexus Retracts Endorsement, Paper didn't follow 'appropriate' endorsement process
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California's Daily Nexus Retracts Endorsement, Paper didn't follow 'appropriate' endorsement process
By: Sydney Smith
April 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Nexus, the student newspaper for the University of California, Santa Barbara, retracted an endorsement for a student election. The Nexus said that its "endorsement process was...
PBS Investigating Ben Affleck Slave-owning Ancestor Episode after Sony e-mails posted on Wikileaks
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PBS Investigating Ben Affleck Slave-owning Ancestor Episode after Sony e-mails posted on Wikileaks
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 08:24 PM EST
U.S. public broadcaster PBS is investigating its producers' agreement to not report that actor Ben Affleck's ancestor owned slaves, the New York Times reported. PBS confirmed on its website that  "PBS...
Sky News, UK outlets cleared on Charlie Hebdo coverage
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Sky News, UK outlets cleared on Charlie Hebdo coverage
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 07:17 PM EST
It was OK for Sky News to show a video of the murder of a police officer earlier this year, media regulator OfCom ruled. Sky News aired a video taken by a bystander showing the officer being shot. It "edited out...
Sun Columnist Compares Migrants to Cockroaches, 250K complain on Change.org petition
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Sun Columnist Compares Migrants to Cockroaches, 250K complain on Change.org petition
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 11:08 AM EST
Readers complained but the Sun has so far stood by columnist Katie Hopkins who recently compared African migrants to "cockroaches,' the Press Gazette reported. The Sun's head of public relations told...
UK Mail Unpublishes Old Photo used with 2015 ISIS story
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UK Mail Unpublishes Old Photo used with 2015 ISIS story
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
he UK Daily Mail used a photo dating back to at least 2014 showing three masked apparent militants pointing guns at three people and claimed it was a photo of a recent ISIS execution. Days after iMediaEthics...
BuzzFeed Deleted 3 Posts because of Advertisers, New Review Finds
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BuzzFeed Deleted 3 Posts because of Advertisers, New Review Finds
By: Sydney Smith
April 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
BuzzFeed admitted this weekend that it unpublished three stories for advertising reasons, Gawker reported. Earlier this month, BuzzFeed stirred up controversy when it deleted a story critical of Dove, an advertiser....
NPR Latino USA episode on 'Chuy' Garcia candidate failed standards, NPR says
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NPR Latino USA episode on 'Chuy' Garcia candidate failed standards, NPR says
By: Sydney Smith
April 20, 2015 10:59 PM EST
Listeners complained and NPR agreed about claims of bias in a Latino USA's episode broadcast on NPR. The then-Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's campaign was featured in a one-sided program...
Baltimore City Paper Axes Comic Strip, says it's Offensive & Anti-Women
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Baltimore City Paper Axes Comic Strip, says it's Offensive & Anti-Women
By: Sydney Smith
April 20, 2015 10:46 PM EST
The Baltimore City Paper axed a comic strip of 15 years, "Maakies" and its cartoonist because of its offensiveness. The paper's editor Evan Serpick explained to readers the decision after the cartoonist...
Why did South African Newspaper Quit Press Council? Hires Public Editor instead?
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Why did South African Newspaper Quit Press Council? Hires Public Editor instead?
By: Sydney Smith
April 20, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New Age, a newspaper in South Africa, announced last month it is getting a public editor, according to News 24. The public editor decision came after the newspaper decided to quit the press council. The New Age said...
UK Express Corrects Photo 'of a child reaching for a handgun,' Says should've been shotgun
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UK Express Corrects Photo 'of a child reaching for a handgun,' Says should've been shotgun
By: Sydney Smith
April 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Express admitted it was wrong to use a photograph of a child reaching for a handgun with a story. However, the correction wasn't added because the photo was inappropriate, but because it just didn't fit...
Fatal Accident Victim wrongly IDed by Australian TV, Regulator Finds
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Fatal Accident Victim wrongly IDed by Australian TV, Regulator Finds
By: Sydney Smith
April 19, 2015 04:00 AM EST
Australia's WIN Television got in trouble with the country's broadcast regulator after its broadcast made it possible for a man to figure out his mother was killed. As part of a report on a fatal car crash last...
Al Jazeera Gets Suspended 5 days in India for Showing Wrong Maps
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Al Jazeera Gets Suspended 5 days in India for Showing Wrong Maps
By: Sydney Smith
April 18, 2015 05:00 AM EST
India's government is suspending Al Jazeera for five days as a penalty for an error -- showing the wrong map of India, Pakistan's Express Tribune reported. India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry is...
NYTimes hoaxed by Twitter Source, Scrubs E-Cigarette story
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NYTimes hoaxed by Twitter Source, Scrubs E-Cigarette story
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 08:30 PM EST
The New York Times was hoaxed by a Twitter user it interviewed for a story on the use of e-cigarettes, "Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says." The Times published an editor's note...
Will news outlets have to pay for Walter Scott shooting video? No cease & desist for Post & Courier, NYT
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Will news outlets have to pay for Walter Scott shooting video? No cease & desist for Post & Courier, NYT
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 07:08 PM EST
Will news outlets really have to pay $10,000 to show the viral video showing the shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C.  by police officer Michael Slager? The New York Times reported Friday that...
Swedish Prosecution Responds to Julian Assange's Interview Agreement
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Swedish Prosecution Responds to Julian Assange's Interview Agreement
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 12:25 PM EST
The Swedish prosecution responded today to Julian Assange's yesterday consent to be interviewed by Swedish authorities in London. Assange's lawyer told the prosecution yesterday he would agree to the interview,...
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