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Did Michele Bachmann want 'Americanization' labor camps for immigrants? News outlets hoaxed
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Did Michele Bachmann want 'Americanization' labor camps for immigrants? News outlets hoaxed
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2014 03:02 PM EST
Several news outlets were hoaxed by a satire article claiming Michele Bachmann called for immigrant children to move into "Americanization Facilities," or labor camps, Gawker reported. The story originated from...
Women provoke abuse? ESPN Stephen Smith suspended after apology
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Women provoke abuse? ESPN Stephen Smith suspended after apology
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2014 12:03 PM EST
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith apologized on air yesterday for suggesting women "provoke" assault, The Guardian reported. An ESPN spokesperson just emailed iMediaEthics a statement that sounds like he was...
Russia Today Broadcasts Draw UK Complaints, Bias and Dead Bodies in Malaysian crash offends
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Russia Today Broadcasts Draw UK Complaints, Bias and Dead Bodies in Malaysian crash offends
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2014 05:00 AM EST
UK viewers have complained to broadcast regulator OfCom about the coverage of Malaysian Airlines crash flight 17 by Russia Today. Russian Today describes itself as "the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel...
UK Mail accuses psychic of 'scam,' pays $214K libel settlement
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UK Mail accuses psychic of 'scam,' pays $214K libel settlement
By: Sydney Smith
July 28, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Mail must pay £125,000 (about $214,000) to a TV psychic for calling her a phony, the UK Press Gazette reported. The Mail accused Sally Morgan, who also goes by the name "Psychic Sally," of...
California newspaper's excuse: It's not plagiarism, it's 'anthology'
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California newspaper's excuse: It's not plagiarism, it's 'anthology'
By: Sydney Smith
July 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Paper, a free, small community newspaper in California, has offered a unique excuse for plagiarism -- anthology. "We don't see it as plagiarism," the paper's editor and publisher Lyle E. Davis...
41 cases of plagiarism at BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson fired
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41 cases of plagiarism at BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson fired
By: Sydney Smith
July 26, 2014 10:25 AM EST
BuzzFeed fired one of its editors, Benny Johnson, after finding 41 cases of plagiarism in his articles. BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith published a lengthy apology and explanation to readers July 25. Smith said BuzzFeed...
Former NOTW cooperated with hacking trial, gets lighter sentence for hacking, misconduct
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Former NOTW cooperated with hacking trial, gets lighter sentence for hacking, misconduct
By: Sydney Smith
July 26, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Former News of the World journalist Dan Evans was sentenced this week for his role in phone hacking at News of the World and the Sunday Mirror, the Guardian reported. Evans "admitted listening to more than 1,000...
UK Times Tennis Reporter suspended, 'At Least 42' instances of Plagiarism by Neil Harman
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UK Times Tennis Reporter suspended, 'At Least 42' instances of Plagiarism by Neil Harman
By: Sydney Smith
July 25, 2014 05:17 PM EST
The Times of London's tennis reporter, Neil Harman, has admitted to plagiarism in writing that appeared in a 2013 annual for Wimbledon. After the accusations and admission, Harman was suspended "pending an...
 Fired Editor sues, 'gaystapo' blogpost was 'theologically based'
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Fired Editor sues, 'gaystapo' blogpost was 'theologically based'
By: Sydney Smith
July 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Bob Eschliman, the editor of the Newton (Iowa) Daily News, is suing his publisher after he was fired from the newspaper for his anti-gay comments in a personal blogpost. Eschliman criticized the "LGBTQXYZ...
Mystery of the upside down American White Flag at Brooklyn Bridge
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Mystery of the upside down American White Flag at Brooklyn Bridge
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer, Sydney Smith
July 24, 2014 05:30 PM EST
Major news outlets have been speculating reasons for the bleached white American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge, but  in at least one image, one of the flags is upside down, as shown above. iMediaEthics learned...
Sun Reporter Suspended after Pop Star's criminal trial is dismissed
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Sun Reporter Suspended after Pop Star's criminal trial is dismissed
By: Sydney Smith
July 24, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The UK Sun suspended undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood this...
OfCom gets 200+ Complaints over Sky News Malaysian Crash Coverage
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OfCom gets 200+ Complaints over Sky News Malaysian Crash Coverage
By: Sydney Smith
July 23, 2014 07:42 PM EST
OfCom, the UK broadcast regulator, has received more than 200 complaints over this past Sunday's on-air live segment where reporter Colin Brazier went through a Malaysian Airlines crash victim's...
Dutch Reporter Violates MH17 Victim's Privacy,  Reads Diary On Air
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Dutch Reporter Violates MH17 Victim's Privacy, Reads Diary On Air
By: Sydney Smith
July 23, 2014 05:31 PM EST
Dutch TV broadcaster EenVandaag apologized after its reporter Caroline Van Den Heuvel picked up and read from a diary of one of the Malaysian crash victims on flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. English language...
AP, NYDaily News duped by parody Twitter account, Bike Lobby didn't put white flags on Brooklyn Bridge
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AP, NYDaily News duped by parody Twitter account, Bike Lobby didn't put white flags on Brooklyn Bridge
By: Sydney Smith
July 23, 2014 11:00 AM EST
Both the Associated Press and New York Daily News were tricked by a parody account claiming it was responsible for putting two white flags atop the Brooklyn...
MH17 crash victims' belongings, ABC Australia reporter also tampers with crime scene
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MH17 crash victims' belongings, ABC Australia reporter also tampers with crime scene
By: Sydney Smith
July 23, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Sky News' Colin Brazier wasn't the only reporter sifting through luggage of victims of Malaysian Airlines flight 17. Australian reporter Phil Williams of Australian Broadcasting Corp. also poked around the...
New York Post's Ugly, Sexist Stereotype of Nuns
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New York Post's Ugly, Sexist Stereotype of Nuns
By: Sydney Smith
July 22, 2014 05:25 PM EST
The New York Post promoted the sexist and rude stereotype of angry nuns hitting disobedient children this weekend. Alongside the print edition of the story, the Post included what appears to be a photo illustration or...
MH17 Crash: NYT defends front-page photo of dead body
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MH17 Crash: NYT defends front-page photo of dead body
By: Sydney Smith
July 22, 2014 04:48 PM EST
The New York Times received numerous complaints over its front page photo of a Malaysian crash victim with a plastic covering, public editor Margaret Sullivan reported. The photo, published on Saturday, July 19, 2014...
Sky News reporter apologizes for riffling through Malaysia crash victims' luggage
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Sky News reporter apologizes for riffling through Malaysia crash victims' luggage
By: Sydney Smith
July 22, 2014 12:39 PM EST
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier apologized for riffling through a Malaysian Flight 17 crash victim's luggage. During a live segment on Sky News this weekend, Brazier went through a suitcase and even commented...
Readers slam Russian govt-sponsored news for MH17 coverage
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Readers slam Russian govt-sponsored news for MH17 coverage
By: Sydney Smith
July 22, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Readers critiized Russia Beyond the Headlines over its coverage of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17, Lara McCoy Roslof wrote. Russia Beyond the Headlines describes itself as a print and online news outlet...
London Bridge WON'T be torn down for 'Marijuana Mecca,' UK Sun retracts sourceless claim
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London Bridge WON'T be torn down for 'Marijuana Mecca,' UK Sun retracts sourceless claim
By: Sydney Smith
July 21, 2014 08:25 PM EST
The UK Sun falsely reported London Bridge might be torn down to build a "MARIJUANA mecca." Not that London Bridge. A London Bridge in Arizona, near Lake Havasu. The bridge was bought from the British...
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