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Paul Gascoigne Sues Daily Star for 'False' Drunken Betting Story, Invasion of Privacy
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Paul Gascoigne Sues Daily Star for 'False' Drunken Betting Story, Invasion of Privacy
By: Sydney Smith
February 01, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Daily Star accused former England soccer player and soccer manager Paul Gascoigne, aka Gazza, of spending a ton of money drunkenly gambling. The online and print story, from Sept. 2013, reported Gascoigne...
Guilty or Innocent? Sun Journalists Trial: 2 Cleared, 4 to be retried, accused of paying for stories
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Guilty or Innocent? Sun Journalists Trial: 2 Cleared, 4 to be retried, accused of paying for stories
By: Sydney Smith
January 31, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Two of six Sun journalists were cleared of accusations that they paid public officials like police and prison officials for stories. But the remaining four still face charges because a jury couldn't decide if they were...
The Daily Beast's Exclusive Fail: Romney NOT Running for President despite false report
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The Daily Beast's Exclusive Fail: Romney NOT Running for President despite false report
By: Sydney Smith
January 30, 2015 01:04 PM EST
The Daily Beast wrongly reported today that Mitt Romney was going to announce his candidacy for president. In fact, the opposite happened: Romney came forward today to say he wouldn't run in 2016. "I’ve...
Japan newspaper Asahi Shimbun hiring Public Editor after 3 Scandals, Law Suits
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Japan newspaper Asahi Shimbun hiring Public Editor after 3 Scandals, Law Suits
By: Sydney Smith
January 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun is starting a public editor position to handle reader complaints and reactions, the paper announced Jan. 5. That move is part of the paper's reaction to its controversial 2014,...
UK Mirror pays 'substantial sums' to Celebs it hacked, Faces 8 more accusers at trial
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UK Mirror pays 'substantial sums' to Celebs it hacked, Faces 8 more accusers at trial
By: Sydney Smith
January 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Mirror has settled five lawsuits with celebrities after invading their privacy by hacking their phones to get information for stories. Actors Jessie Wallace, singers Cilla Black, Peter Andre and Darren Day, and...
 Sydney Morning Herald's Gaza Cartoon apology: 'Prominent, extensive and closely reasoned,' Press Council rules
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Sydney Morning Herald's Gaza Cartoon apology: 'Prominent, extensive and closely reasoned,' Press Council rules
By: Sydney Smith
January 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Australian Press Council ruled that the Sydney Morning Herald broke offense standards with its July cartoon slammed for anti-Semitism. The press council ruled that the cartoon was offensive but did praise the...
Journalists Bribed Police for Royals' phone numbers? Andy Coulson, Clive Goodman to be retried
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Journalists Bribed Police for Royals' phone numbers? Andy Coulson, Clive Goodman to be retried
By: Sydney Smith
January 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Andy Coulson will go on trial yet again this summer. Coulson's retrial for accusations of paying police officers for a phone directory for the royal family is scheduled for this June, the Guardian...
Satire Website Fools ESPN, Kei Nishikori isn't highest paid tennis star
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Satire Website Fools ESPN, Kei Nishikori isn't highest paid tennis star
By: Sydney Smith
January 26, 2015 05:00 AM EST
ESPN2 host Chris Fowler was duped by a fake website, MediaMass, because he failed to check his facts. Fowler reported a series of wrong facts about Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori, including that he is the...
 NBC News said Journalist Maria Shriver can report news about a movie she produced?
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NBC News said Journalist Maria Shriver can report news about a movie she produced?
By: Sydney Smith
January 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Maria Shriver, NBC News correspondent, reported about an upcoming movie "Still Alice," starring Julianne Moore. But Shriver wasn't just a curious reporter -- she also executive producer for the film, the...
Russia Today, Boko Haram & ISIS? NY Times didn't offer RT rebuttal before publishing Andrew Lack attack
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Russia Today, Boko Haram & ISIS? NY Times didn't offer RT rebuttal before publishing Andrew Lack attack
By: Sydney Smith
January 24, 2015 01:58 PM EST
Do state-funded Russian news outlet Russia Today and terrorist groups Boko Haram and ISIS belong in the same category? The new chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, grouped them...
Willie Nelson not a Duck Dynasty star, HuffPost corrects mix up
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Willie Nelson not a Duck Dynasty star, HuffPost corrects mix up
By: Sydney Smith
January 24, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Willie Nelson is NOT on Duck Dynasty. iMediaEthics just came across a comical December mix-up from the Huffington Post.  On a story titled, "'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson Is 'Trying To...
It's a fake OpEd! I did not write for China Daily, says Journo
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It's a fake OpEd! I did not write for China Daily, says Journo
By: Sydney Smith
January 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Peter Hessler, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, denies that he wrote a commentary comparing China and Egypt attributed to him by state-owned China Daily, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a statement on...
Canada Global TV knew Leslie Roberts as journalist, NOT PR firm owner
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Canada Global TV knew Leslie Roberts as journalist, NOT PR firm owner
By: Sydney Smith
January 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
CNN Scores FAA Permit to Fly Drones for Future Newsgathering
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CNN Scores FAA Permit to Fly Drones for Future Newsgathering
By: Sydney Smith
January 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
CNN got a permit to research using drones in its journalism, Gizmodo reported.  CNN announced its "research agreement with the FAA" in a Jan. 12 press statement on its website.   "CNN has...
Paris Wants to sue Fox News after being 'Insulted'
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Paris Wants to sue Fox News after being 'Insulted'
By: Sydney Smith
January 20, 2015 01:31 PM EST
The mayor of Paris said the city will sue Fox News for its "insulted" and "prejudiced" portrayal of the city, CNN's Christiane Amanpour reported on Twitter today. In an 11:44 AM tweet, Amanpour...
Did Chinese Newspaper staff pose as hospital workers to photograph Pop Singer's Dead Body?
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Did Chinese Newspaper staff pose as hospital workers to photograph Pop Singer's Dead Body?
By: Sydney Smith
January 20, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Chinese newspaper Shenzhen Evening News took but didn't publish photos of a pop star during a surgery just after she died. The photos were taken while doctors removed her corneas, which she donated, according to...
Fox News apologizes, No-Go areas for non-Muslims 'serious factual error'
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Fox News apologizes, No-Go areas for non-Muslims 'serious factual error'
By: Sydney Smith
January 19, 2015 12:28 PM EST
Fox News admitted Jan. 17 to making "some regrettable errors" about Muslims in Europe in its reporting following the attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple...
Australian Satire Site dupes Deadspin with Olympic basketball story
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Australian Satire Site dupes Deadspin with Olympic basketball story
By: Sydney Smith
January 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Deadspin was duped by a satirical story claiming that the 2016 Olympics would have 3-on-3 basketball. The fake claims came from a satire article on the site The Betoota Advocate. The satire article, "IOC...
China didn't fire on U.S. Navy Ship: NYPost, UPI, Twitter accounts hacked
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China didn't fire on U.S. Navy Ship: NYPost, UPI, Twitter accounts hacked
By: Sydney Smith
January 18, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Post and United Press International both falsely reported that a Chinese ship fired on a U.S. Navy ship. But the outlets didn't have a major fact checking flop. They were hacked. "Six fake...
Charlie Hebdo's New Cover, More Apologies, Excuses
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Charlie Hebdo's New Cover, More Apologies, Excuses
By: Sydney Smith
January 17, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Nairobi Star apologizes for printing Charlie Hebdo cover Kenya's The Nairobi Star apologized after "Many Muslim readers complained" over its publication of the latest cover photo for Charlie Hebdo...
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