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#IceBucketChallenge: Fake News story says ALS Assoc. not using donations for research?
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#IceBucketChallenge: Fake News story says ALS Assoc. not using donations for research?
By: Sydney Smith
August 31, 2014 02:13 PM EST
The ALS Association isn't ripping off its countless new donors, the association said this weekend in response to a fake news story. You can't have gone online or watched TV this summer without seeing the Ice...
NYT Named Teen Sexual Abuse Victims Who Wanted Stories Told
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NYT Named Teen Sexual Abuse Victims Who Wanted Stories Told
By: Sydney Smith
August 31, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Readers questioned why the New York Times named and photographed sexual abuse victims in an Aug. 23 story about accusations of sexual abuse against Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic Archbishop Jozef...
Architect Zaha Hadid accused of 'no concern' for dead laborers when construction never began, sues NY Review of Books
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Architect Zaha Hadid accused of 'no concern' for dead laborers when construction never began, sues NY Review of Books
By: Sydney Smith
August 30, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The New York Review of Books wrongly claimed architect Zaha Hadid had "no concern" for construction workers killed working on her design for the 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. The problem was construction...
Public Editor: New Yorker Mag said NYT Reporting on Plagiarism was 'political attack'
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Public Editor: New Yorker Mag said NYT Reporting on Plagiarism was 'political attack'
By: Sydney Smith
August 29, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Accusations of plagiarism against author Rick Perlstein were "a political attack ... dressed up as a journalistic ethics controversy," the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin told New York Times public editor Margaret...
Fox News criticized for conflating Muslims, ISIS in James Foley report, AAJA wants apology
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Fox News criticized for conflating Muslims, ISIS in James Foley report, AAJA wants apology
By: Sydney Smith
August 28, 2014 10:39 AM EST
The Asian American Journalists Association called for Fox News to apologize after host Andrea Tantaros' comments about ISIS, Muslims and journalist James Foley's beheading. "Muslims and Islam are not...
Sorry we said your son had 'heroin Dependency,' PCC complaint gets apology
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Sorry we said your son had 'heroin Dependency,' PCC complaint gets apology
By: Sydney Smith
August 28, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Oops? The Middlesborough Evening Gazette wrongly reported a man who died in March was hooked on heroin.  The Gazette article in question reported that the inquest into his death stated he was a heroin...
Sorry for telling you to 'get sexual' with your TAs, Canadian univ paper says
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Sorry for telling you to 'get sexual' with your TAs, Canadian univ paper says
By: Sydney Smith
August 27, 2014 08:38 PM EST
The Western Gazette, the student newspaper for the Univ. of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, apologized for an article telling readers how to date their teaching assistants and other articles in its annual "Frosh...
'No content has been Deleted,' Patch explains why stories have gone missing
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'No content has been Deleted,' Patch explains why stories have gone missing
By: Sydney Smith
August 27, 2014 01:34 PM EST
Did hyperlocal news site Patch delete a mass amount of stories? That's how it appeared when David Rotenstein, a historian based in Georgia and former Patch.com freelancer, contacted iMediaEthics asking about more...
ESPN: Michael Sam showering report didn't 'meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics'
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ESPN: Michael Sam showering report didn't 'meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics'
By: Sydney Smith
August 27, 2014 10:46 AM EST
ESPN apologized for its reporting on Michael Sam's showering habits as an NFL player. “ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards...
Did Newspaper Fake Quote? Sexual Assault Victim Wrongly IDed
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Did Newspaper Fake Quote? Sexual Assault Victim Wrongly IDed
By: Sydney Smith
August 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
UK newspaper The Kentish Gazette provided enough information about a sexual assault victim that readers could identify her. The newspaper's article also implied it interviewed the victim even though it didn't, and...
Errors in NYTimes Reporting on Darren Wilson
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Errors in NYTimes Reporting on Darren Wilson
By: Sydney Smith
August 26, 2014 08:51 PM EST
Darren Wilson, the police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, has been the subject of numerous high-profile news stories in the past days. But the New York Times has had to issue...
LA Weekly 'F*** Suicide' Column, 100s Complain, Henry Rollins 'deeply sorry'
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LA Weekly 'F*** Suicide' Column, 100s Complain, Henry Rollins 'deeply sorry'
By: Sydney Smith
August 26, 2014 06:48 PM EST
Musician Henry Rollins apologized for slamming people who commit suicide in an article for LA Weekly. His Aug. 21 LA Weekly article, titled "F*** Suicide," drew much criticism. t received more than 1000...
Fmr Times Journalist hacked Police officer's e-mail but won't be tried
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Fmr Times Journalist hacked Police officer's e-mail but won't be tried
By: Sydney Smith
August 26, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Former Times of London journalist Patrick Foster, who hacked a police officer's e-mail account in order to identify him as an anonymous blogger, won't be jailed or tried for the hacking, the Guardian...
Calling Michael Brown 'No Angel' a 'Blunder,' NYTimes public editor says
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Calling Michael Brown 'No Angel' a 'Blunder,' NYTimes public editor says
By: Sydney Smith
August 25, 2014 08:21 PM EST
It was "regrettable" that the New York Times called Michael Brown, the 18-year-old killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri  earlier this month, "no angel," Times public editor Margaret...
Philadelphia paper fires editor after Asian slur 'Me Too, Chinky Winky, Dinky Doo'
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Philadelphia paper fires editor after Asian slur 'Me Too, Chinky Winky, Dinky Doo'
By: Sydney Smith
August 25, 2014 11:27 AM EST
The Philadelphia Public Record published racial slurs in its Aug. 21 issue, Philly Mag reported.  In a caption for a photo of eight people, the free weekly newspaper listed the names "Me Too, Chinky Winky and Dinky...
Wash Post Says 'insulting' Redskins name blocked on editorial page
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Wash Post Says 'insulting' Redskins name blocked on editorial page
By: Sydney Smith
August 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Washington Post announced Aug. 22 it will no longer use "Redskins," the name of the NFL team the Washington Redskins in its editorial pages. Noting that the editorial board has called for the name to be...
4 Complaints over edited James Foley beheading video, Toronto Star public editor says
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4 Complaints over edited James Foley beheading video, Toronto Star public editor says
By: Sydney Smith
August 24, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Toronto Star published an edited version of the terrorist group ISIS's video showing freelance journalist James Foley being beheaded, the paper's public editor Kathy English reported. ISIS released a video of...
Austrian football team Like Hitler? Incest rapist Josef Fritz? Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet 'unbelievably thoughtless'
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Austrian football team Like Hitler? Incest rapist Josef Fritz? Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet 'unbelievably thoughtless'
By: Sydney Smith
August 23, 2014 04:38 PM EST
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet apologized after one of its columnists compared a football [soccer] team to both Adolf Hitler and the infamous incest rapist Josef Fritzl. The Aug. 12 column, "Direst of football teams...
201 complaints dog Sky News' Malaysian crash coverage, UK broadcast regulator investigating
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201 complaints dog Sky News' Malaysian crash coverage, UK broadcast regulator investigating
By: Sydney Smith
August 23, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Sky News will be investigated by UK broadcast regulator OfCom after host Colin Brazier sifted through a Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash victim's belongings, the Guardian reported. "There are grounds to...
How Australian media used James Foley beheading images to save lives?
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How Australian media used James Foley beheading images to save lives?
By: Sydney Smith
August 22, 2014 10:23 PM EST
Earlier this week, terrorist group ISIS released a video showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. How media covered the video and used still images from the graphic video prompted ethical questions, as...
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