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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 done because the photo was inappropriate, but because it just didn't fit the...
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,...
Charges against 9 UK Journalists for Payments Dropped
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Charges against 9 UK Journalists for Payments Dropped
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 12:02 PM EST
Big news in the UK police investigation and charges against journalists. Today the UK Crown Prosecution Service dropped charges against nine journalists for paying public officials -- or commiting misconduct in public...
NBC News' Richard Engel Changes Kidnapping Story, Why didn't NBC News tell him Kidnappers weren't Shia?
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NBC News' Richard Engel Changes Kidnapping Story, Why didn't NBC News tell him Kidnappers weren't Shia?
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 11:25 AM EST
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and five other people in his crew were kidnapped for five days in 2012 in Syria.  He told the story of his kidnapping for NBC News and Vanity Fair at the time. This...
Ohio U student editor suspended after secret agreement to not criticize School Prez
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Ohio U student editor suspended after secret agreement to not criticize School Prez
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Post, the student-run newspaper for Ohio University, apologized to readers after an opinion editor made a secret agreement not to publish negative opinion articles about Ohio University President Roderick...
BuzzFeed writer whose story was deleted quits
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BuzzFeed writer whose story was deleted quits
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 05:52 PM EST
Arabelle Sicardi announced she's quitting BuzzFeed this week days afer the site deleted and then re-instated one of her articles. Sicardi had blogged about Dove's new ad campaign. BuzzFeed deleted her post...
ESPN suspends Britt McHenry after Leaked Parking Lot Video
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ESPN suspends Britt McHenry after Leaked Parking Lot Video
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 05:16 PM EST
ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video was leaked showing her verbally attacking a parking lot attendant. ESPN PR person Mike Soltys just tweeted   Britt McHenry has been suspended for one...
Julian Assange agrees to interview w Swedish authorities in London
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Julian Assange agrees to interview w Swedish authorities in London
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 01:40 PM EST
Julian Assange has agreed to be questioned by Swedish authorities in London, Sweden's the Local reported. "We have today sent a confirmation to prosecutors that Julian Assange agrees to be questioned. He assumes...
2 Execs Out after CBC's Jian Ghomeshi Investigation
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2 Execs Out after CBC's Jian Ghomeshi Investigation
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 12:56 PM EST
Dying Woman Photo: Should Mail Online, Mirror have published it?
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Dying Woman Photo: Should Mail Online, Mirror have published it?
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Was it OK for the Mail Online, the Mirror, the Associated Press and National Post to publish a photo of a woman who was dying? Last month, the Mail ran a photo...
Kim Kardashian Photoshopped out by Ultra-Orthodox Site b/c she's 'Pornographic'
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Kim Kardashian Photoshopped out by Ultra-Orthodox Site b/c she's 'Pornographic'
By: Sydney Smith
April 15, 2015 12:56 PM EST
Orthodox Jewish news site Kikar HaShabbat Photoshopped two photos to cover up Kim Kardashian because she is a "pornographic symbol," Gossip Cop reported.  The photos showed Kardashian, Kanye West and...
 UK Mirror Undercover Sexting Ruse OKed by Regulator
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UK Mirror Undercover Sexting Ruse OKed by Regulator
By: Sydney Smith
April 15, 2015 05:00 AM EST
It was OK for a reporter to set up a sting posing as a woman on Twitter, according to the UK press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organization's latest ruling. The ruse ultimately resulted in getting explicit...
Jon Stewart takes on Rolling Stone's UVA rape story on Daily Show
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Jon Stewart takes on Rolling Stone's UVA rape story on Daily Show
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 10:09 PM EST
Jon Stewart often takes the media to task for its bad reporting, but the Comedy Central host of the Daily Show slammed Rolling Stone for its failures in its "Rape on Campus" report by Sabrina Rubin...
Journalism Award Finalists Announced, 'Mirror' Winners announced in June
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Journalism Award Finalists Announced, 'Mirror' Winners announced in June
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 10:06 PM EST
Syracuse University's Newhouse School announced the finalists for its annual Mirror Awards today. Finalists include journalists at Yahoo, Columbia Journalism Review, the New Republic, Nieman Reports, the Baltimore...
Nate Silver to Vox: 'Stop stealing' FiveThirtyEight's charts
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Nate Silver to Vox: 'Stop stealing' FiveThirtyEight's charts
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 01:14 PM EST
Data journalist Nate Silver called out news site Vox for "stealing" charts from other outlets including his site fivethirtyeight.com. Vox's editor-in-chief Ezra Klein responded with a long post defending his...
Bell Media Prez fired for Interfering with News reporting
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Bell Media Prez fired for Interfering with News reporting
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Bell Media fired its president Kevin Crull for trying to interfere with its journalism at Canada's CTV. Last month, Crull told Bell Media-owned CTV and BNN not to interview the head of Canadian Radio-Television and...
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