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$4 Chinese food overcharge leads to fake racist email, T-shirt sales by reporter and Boston.com retraction
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$4 Chinese food overcharge leads to fake racist email, T-shirt sales by reporter and Boston.com retraction
By: Sydney Smith
December 20, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Boston.com reporter Hilary Sargent was suspended and re-assigned after her coverage of Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman, who challenged a Chinese restaurant about being over-charged $4. (Edelman later...
Top 10 Hoaxes and Fake Stories of 2014
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Top 10 Hoaxes and Fake Stories of 2014
By: Sydney Smith
December 19, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Below, check out the top ten stories iMediaEthics covered of news outlets being duped by fake or satire stories. 10. 50 Meter Banjo Statue Not Going up in UK Town [link] In April, the UK Eastern Daily Press...
Malawi Journalists Given Cash at President's event?
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Malawi Journalists Given Cash at President's event?
By: Sydney Smith
December 18, 2014 05:00 AM EST
At an event sponsored by Malawi's president Peter Mutharika, journalists were given cash, according to Voice of America. Journalists perceived the cash as a bribe, although anonymous "government...
Kim Kardashian Ditched Paper Mag's Miami Party? Nope, NYT Corrects
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Kim Kardashian Ditched Paper Mag's Miami Party? Nope, NYT Corrects
By: Sydney Smith
December 17, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Kim Kardashian didn't ditch a party held by Paper, the magazine that recently published nude posed photos of the reality star. That detail escaped the New York Times, which wrongly stated that Kardashian left...
NY Magazine's Fact Check Fail: Teen lied about $72 Million Stock Market Success
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NY Magazine's Fact Check Fail: Teen lied about $72 Million Stock Market Success
By: Sydney Smith
December 16, 2014 07:13 PM EST
New York Magazine did not fact check a high school student's claims he made $72 million in the stock market. Now, the magazine has egg on its face as it fell for outrageous claims made by the student, Mohammed Islam...
Did Irish President Talk about Human Rights with Xi Jinping? Irish Independent Says no, Apologizes
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Did Irish President Talk about Human Rights with Xi Jinping? Irish Independent Says no, Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
December 16, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Irish Independent falsely claimed that Irish president Michael Higgins avoided talking about human rights with Chinese president Xi Jinping. The article making those claims is no longer published at the...
5 Most Controversial Cartoons of 2014
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5 Most Controversial Cartoons of 2014
By: Sydney Smith
December 15, 2014 05:00 AM EST
This year, questions about the ethics of cartoons have gained more attention.  From questions about why women in a real-life scenario were drawn as men to a retraction of a Gaza cartoon, iMediaEthics has covered...
IMediaEthics 10 Most Read Stories in 2014
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iMediaEthics 10 Most Read Stories in 2014
By: Sydney Smith
December 14, 2014 01:36 PM EST
Below, see what stories iMediaEthics readers read the most in 2014, based on unique page views.   10. Hoax alert! Jesse Pinkman & 36 Others not Killed from Marijuana, And Lost's Jack Shepard isn't the...
Sun Reporter Reads Parliament Member's Stolen Phone, Convicted, Sentenced to 3 Months Jail
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Sun Reporter Reads Parliament Member's Stolen Phone, Convicted, Sentenced to 3 Months Jail
By: Sydney Smith
December 13, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Sun reporter Nick Parker was found guilty of reading a Parliament member Siobhain McDonagh's texts on a stolen phone, the Guardian reported. The formal charge was reading the texts was holding stolen goods, the BBC...
How did Fake Chinese News Site Dupe Washington Post, Atlantic, BBC?
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How did Fake Chinese News Site Dupe Washington Post, Atlantic, BBC?
By: Sydney Smith
December 12, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Multiple news outlets including the Washington Post and the BBC were duped by a fake news site posing as Chinese public broadcaster CNTV. The Oct. 19 phony story was headlined "Tips for Chinese choosing an English...
'Officer Friendly' cartoon shows police reacting to white, black children differently
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'Officer Friendly' cartoon shows police reacting to white, black children differently
By: Sydney Smith
December 11, 2014 05:00 AM EST
St Louis Post-Dispatch Cuts 'Vile and Racist' Readers Comments After Ferguson
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St Louis Post-Dispatch Cuts 'Vile and Racist' Readers Comments After Ferguson
By: Sydney Smith
December 10, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch won't allow readers to comment on opinion articles any more because of "vile and racist comments, shouting and personal attacks." But specifically, the move is in response to...
Thai News editor Gets 4.5 years in jail for libeling King
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Thai News editor Gets 4.5 years in jail for libeling King
By: Sydney Smith
December 09, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Thai news editor Nut Rungwong has been jailed for libeling Thailand's king, the Associated Press reported. He didn't actually write the 2009 article in question; Giles Ji Ungpakorn did. Ungpakorn is also charged...
Rolling Stone Cuts Victim-Blaming Comment from UVA Rape Story Apology
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Rolling Stone Cuts Victim-Blaming Comment from UVA Rape Story Apology
By: Sydney Smith
December 08, 2014 11:59 AM EST
Rolling Stone has amended its online apology for its report "A Rape on Campus" about accusations of rape on University of Virginia's campus. As iMediaEthics reported, on Friday, Dec. 5, Rolling Stone...
John Wayne Escaped from Prison? Kentucky TV News Uses Famed Actor Photo for Inmate
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John Wayne Escaped from Prison? Kentucky TV News Uses Famed Actor Photo for Inmate
By: Sydney Smith
December 08, 2014 05:00 AM EST
A Kentucky television news station aired a photograph of the actor John Wayne along with news coverage of two convicts escaping from prison, the Los Angeles Times reported. Lexington Fox-affiliate WDKY explained to the...
Another Sun reporter on trial for paying public officials for stories
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Another Sun reporter on trial for paying public officials for stories
By: Sydney Smith
December 08, 2014 04:55 AM EST
Former Sun reporter Nick Parker is being accused of paying a police officer for stories, the Press Gazette reported. Police officer Alan Tierney pleaded guilty and admitted he sold the Sun stories about...
Guardian Expands Handling of Reader Complaints with Review Panel
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Guardian Expands Handling of Reader Complaints with Review Panel
By: Sydney Smith
December 07, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Readers upset about coverage from the Guardian and Observer now have another way to complain. In late November, the Guardian added a new review panel of three to "work in concert with the readers' editor."...
In real life, the lawyers and judge were women, so why did Toronto Star's Ghomeshi Cartoon depict them as Men?
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In real life, the lawyers and judge were women, so why did Toronto Star's Ghomeshi Cartoon depict them as Men?
By: Sydney Smith
December 06, 2014 05:00 AM EST
In the real court case, two female lawyers and a woman Judge --not men--dominated the visual court scene. So why did a  Toronto Star editorial cartoon replace the three women participants with men in a depiction of the...
Rolling Stone never contacted accused rapists in UVA Frat story, apologizes
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Rolling Stone never contacted accused rapists in UVA Frat story, apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
December 05, 2014 01:43 PM EST
Rolling Stone has apologizing for not contacting the UVA students accused of gang raping a fellow student in its November story "A Rape on Campus." The Rolling Stone story by Sabrina Rubin Erderly opened with...
Fatal Accident Victim name in U-T San Diego upsets reader
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Fatal Accident Victim name in U-T San Diego upsets reader
By: Sydney Smith
December 05, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The U-T San Diego defended publishing the identifies of those killed in auto accidents after a reader complained. The reader said seeing the news and name of his friend in print upset the victim's family, which...
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