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Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel get libel payout, apology for doubting their marriage
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Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel get libel payout, apology for doubting their marriage
By: Sydney Smith
October 23, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Heat magazine admitted it made up quotes from Jessica Biel about her marriage to Justin Timberlake. Timberlake and Biel sued Heat over the Sept. 6 edition's article and pictures, which was titled both "Justin...
Too soon? College paper published satire that claimed ISIS took over dorm, Retracts
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Too soon? College paper published satire that claimed ISIS took over dorm, Retracts
By: Sydney Smith
October 22, 2014 05:12 PM EST
The Daily Nexus, the student newspaper for the University of California-Santa Barbara, retracted an article that joked about terrorist group ISIS taking control over one of the school's residence...
BBC will track links removed under Google Right to Be Forgotten, calls for appeals process
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BBC will track links removed under Google Right to Be Forgotten, calls for appeals process
By: Sydney Smith
October 22, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The BBC will now list articles Google granted the "right to be forgotten" on its website. By doing so, the BBC brings attention to articles that people wanted removed from the search engine. As...
No More Mugshots as Infotainment, says Missouri Newspaper
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No More Mugshots as Infotainment, says Missouri Newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
October 21, 2014 05:00 AM EST
No more mugshots for the Springfield, Missouri News-Leader, unless they are really newsworthy. Instead of dumping mugshots in bulk, the newspaper will instead be selective in reporting on newsworthy crimes, Paul Berry,...
UK high court: Media Lawyer who knew about E-mail Hacking was reckless
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UK high court: Media Lawyer who knew about E-mail Hacking was reckless
By: Sydney Smith
October 20, 2014 05:00 AM EST
News International lawyer Alastair Brett has seemingly wriggled off the hook. In 2009, Brett "recklessly allowed the court to be misled" but didn't "knowingly" mislead the court when he represented...
6 Sun Journalists Bribed Police, Military and Hospital Workers for Scoops? Now on Trial
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6 Sun Journalists Bribed Police, Military and Hospital Workers for Scoops? Now on Trial
By: Sydney Smith
October 19, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Six Sun journalists are currently on trial facing accusations of bribery -- or in UK legal speak, conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, the Guardian reported. The UK prosecution accuses them of paying off...
New Phone Hacking Accusations, UK Mirror Reporter Charged
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New Phone Hacking Accusations, UK Mirror Reporter Charged
By: Sydney Smith
October 18, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Even though the first phone hacking trial is over, the UK prosecution and police are still looking into phone hacking. This week, a former Mirror reporter has, in facct, been charged in a new case. Graham Johnson,...
Google Approves 41.6% of Right to Be Forgotten Requests
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Google Approves 41.6% of Right to Be Forgotten Requests
By: Sydney Smith
October 17, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Google is getting about 1,000 requests a day to take down links to news stories under the "Right to be Forgotten," the International Business Times reported. The Right to Be Forgotten stems from a May 2014...
Deadspin Admits Falsely Accusing Politician Gardner of Lying about Football
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Deadspin Admits Falsely Accusing Politician Gardner of Lying about Football
By: Sydney Smith
October 16, 2014 07:23 PM EST
Sports site Deadspin falsely claimed Colorado politician Cory Gardner lied about playing football in high school. Deadspin's article, published on Oct. 15, was headlined, "Is a Colorado Senate Candidate Lying...
 NPR sidesteps full ban on term 'Redskins'
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NPR sidesteps full ban on term 'Redskins'
By: Sydney Smith
October 16, 2014 05:00 AM EST
National Public Radio said it won't ban the name of the NFL team The Washington Redskins from broadcasts or publication. However, the network recommends that staffers be careful with the use of the team's name...
Obama watermelon toothpaste cartoon? Boston Herald says 'Unacceptable' in 'racial overtones'
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Obama watermelon toothpaste cartoon? Boston Herald says 'Unacceptable' in 'racial overtones'
By: Sydney Smith
October 15, 2014 08:22 PM EST
The controversial cartoon shows President Barack Obama in a bathroom brushing his teeth. Behind him, a man is in a bubble bath asking "Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?" Its caption read:...
UK Mail Uses Wrong Cute Puppy Pictures with Ebola Dog Story?
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UK Mail Uses Wrong Cute Puppy Pictures with Ebola Dog Story?
By: Sydney Smith
October 15, 2014 05:45 PM EST
The UK Mail used photos of a random Cavalier King Charles spaniel dog in its reporting on the "Ebola dog," the dog of Dallas nurse Nina Pham who was diagnosed with Ebola over the weekend, the Daily Dot...
Don't publish unverified information, California conference attendees reminded
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Don't publish unverified information, California conference attendees reminded
By: Sydney Smith
October 15, 2014 05:00 AM EST
"Don’t publish anything until you know it to be true.” Seems simple, but that warning needed to be repeated to attendees at Cal Poly's journalism ethics conference last week. The Oct. 10 event...
NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman disregards her Ebola quarantine, Goes to Restaurant
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NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman disregards her Ebola quarantine, Goes to Restaurant
By: Sydney Smith
October 14, 2014 04:21 PM EST
NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman was busted for breaking quarantine after people contacted Princeton, NJ local news site Planet Princeton. The site's founder and reporter Krystal Knapp found out...
David Brooks' Son is in Israel Defense Forces, Should this be disclosed by NY Times?
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David Brooks' Son is in Israel Defense Forces, Should this be disclosed by NY Times?
By: Sydney Smith
October 14, 2014 05:00 AM EST
It's OK for David Brooks to write about Israel but he should tell his readers in his New York Times column that his son is a member of Israel's army, the Israel Defense Forces, Times public editor Margaret...
Malaysian Newspaper Hoaxed, Priest didn't Convert to Islam after Coma
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Malaysian Newspaper Hoaxed, Priest didn't Convert to Islam after Coma
By: Sydney Smith
October 13, 2014 11:23 AM EST
Malaysian newspaper Utusan Malaysia was duped by a fake news story claiming a Catholic priest converted to Islam after being in a coma for more than a year. Utusan Malaysia published a story about the fake news, which...
Zimbabwe prophet says newspaper lied, he didn't pay to end an adultery lawsuit
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Zimbabwe prophet says newspaper lied, he didn't pay to end an adultery lawsuit
By: Sydney Smith
October 13, 2014 05:00 AM EST
A Zimbabwean religious leader denied paying $150,000 to settle an adultery lawsuit. He says he never paid any sum or had the affair in question after a man named Denford Mutashu accused the religious leader, Prophet Walter...
100 Complaints after Sky News Outs Twitter Troll Later Found Dead
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100 Complaints after Sky News Outs Twitter Troll Later Found Dead
By: Sydney Smith
October 12, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Sky News outed a woman named Brenda Leyland as running a Twitter account that tweeted abusive comments toward Kate and Gerry McCann, the parents of Madeline McCann who has been missing since 2007. After Sky News...
Naked, murdered body aired on Vermont TV in Crime scene photo
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Naked, murdered body aired on Vermont TV in Crime scene photo
By: Sydney Smith
October 11, 2014 03:38 PM EST
WCAX, a CBS affliate based in Burlington, Vt., showed a "photo of [Melissa] Jenkins' nude body, face-down underwater and weighted by cinder blocks" during its Oct. 9 6 p.m. news. The photo came from court...
Now 8 of 10 News of the World-ers Convicted or Admitted Hacking
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Now 8 of 10 News of the World-ers Convicted or Admitted Hacking
By: Sydney Smith
October 11, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Ian Edmondson, the former News of the World head of news prior the newspaper's 2011 closure, pleaded guilty this month to phone hacking between the years 2000 and 2006.  According to the Guardian, Edmondson's...
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