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French police detained, released 3 Al Jazeera staff RE flying drone
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French police detained, released 3 Al Jazeera staff RE flying drone
By: Sydney Smith
February 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Three journalists for Al Jazeera were questioned by police related to breaking French law and flying drones in Paris. "Flying drones without a license in France is illegal and carries a maximum one-year prison...
 Anonymous Source Wanna-Be granted Dream Come True in NY Times story
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Anonymous Source Wanna-Be granted Dream Come True in NY Times story
By: Sydney Smith
February 26, 2015 04:31 PM EST
The New York Times stuck its tongue in its cheek this week when it granted anonymity to a source who always wanted to be quoted as an anonymous source. In light of Times public editor Margaret Sullivan's campaign...
Israel not flooding Gaza? Al Jazeera Retracts, Daily Mail corrects
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Israel not flooding Gaza? Al Jazeera Retracts, Daily Mail corrects
By: Sydney Smith
February 26, 2015 01:12 PM EST
Several news outlets claimed Israel intentionally flooded the Gaza Strip. The AFP, Al Jazeera and the Daily Mail were among those to report the claims by Gaza's civil defense agency, according to conservative news site...
News of the World's Andy Coulson Perjury Trial is April 21
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News of the World's Andy Coulson Perjury Trial is April 21
By: Sydney Smith
February 26, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Andy Coulson faces a perjury trial April 21 in Scotland, the BBC reported. Coulson and his wife were in court in Edinburgh this week for the announcement of the trial, the Guardian said. He is accused of lying...
2 Newspaper Journalists axed for being govt. 'guests' at 'clandestine meetings'
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2 Newspaper Journalists axed for being govt. 'guests' at 'clandestine meetings'
By: Sydney Smith
February 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Two editors were axed from Canadian newspaper the Times and Transcript for a breach of media ethics, the Canadian Chronicle Herald reported. One of the editors, Times and Trancript managing editor Al Hogan, went to a...
I am not Brian Williams: Bill O'Reilly-Mother Jones Duke it out
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I am not Brian Williams: Bill O'Reilly-Mother Jones Duke it out
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 07:06 PM EST
Bill O'Reilly is still hitting back at Mother Jones for questioning his war reporting history while he worked for CBS News in the 1980s. Mother Jones announced that "Bill O'Reilly has his own Brian Williams...
ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for Penn State tweets
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ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for Penn State tweets
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 02:01 PM EST
ESPN just suspended Keith Olbermann for the rest of the week over his tweets about Penn State. "We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely...
2 News UK Corp suicides result of 'unreasonable pressure' says Telegraph
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2 News UK Corp suicides result of 'unreasonable pressure' says Telegraph
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 12:46 PM EST
The UK Telegraph is under fire for a front-page report, "Publisher of the Times starts internal inquiry into suicides of 'overworked' advertising staff." The Telegraph's story claimed two News UK...
World Press Photo Entries: 20% Finalist Entries Faked, Disqualified for Photo Manipulation
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World Press Photo Entries: 20% Finalist Entries Faked, Disqualified for Photo Manipulation
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Twenty percent of penultimate entries to this year's World Press Photo contest were disqualified because of unethical photo edits, the U.S. National Press Photographers Association's ethics committee...
UK Newspaper Cherry Picked Poll Results, Distorted Findings
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UK Newspaper Cherry Picked Poll Results, Distorted Findings
By: Sydney Smith
February 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Daily Express reported the UKIP political party was more popular than the Labour Party according to a Nov. 2014 poll. However, the new UK press regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation, begs to...
Nigerian prostitute photo creates controversy for Papua New Guinea newspaper
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Nigerian prostitute photo creates controversy for Papua New Guinea newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
February 22, 2015 07:39 PM EST
Papua New Guinea's Post-Courier used 2012 photos with a 2015 story "Asian Sex Workers Here," Papua New Guinea Today reported. The 2012 photos came from a Nigerian website in a story  "about 13...
Why did Toronto Star unpublish front-page anti-HPV vaccine story
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Why did Toronto Star unpublish front-page anti-HPV vaccine story
By: Sydney Smith
February 22, 2015 11:04 AM EST
The Toronto Star unpublished its front page story accused of being anti-vaccine and sensational. The Feb. 5 story, "A wonder drug's dark side," reported on anecdotal claims about anti-HPV vaccine Gardasil....
HSBC Bullies Guardian, Tries to ensure positive news coverage with advertising buys?
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HSBC Bullies Guardian, Tries to ensure positive news coverage with advertising buys?
By: Sydney Smith
February 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
HSBC stopped advertising with the Guardian because of its negative news coverage about the bank and accusations that HSBC Swiss bank was being used  by tax evaders. "HSBC decided to put its commercial...
Bruce Jenner never confirmed rumor, So Public Editor deals with NYT reporting transgender transition
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Bruce Jenner never confirmed rumor, So Public Editor deals with NYT reporting transgender transition
By: Sydney Smith
February 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times faced some criticism recently for its reporting on transgender issues. Times public editor Margaret Sullivan addressed the criticism in two blogposts last...
Did Journalist David Protess 'conspire to frame,' trick witnesses? He, Northwestern U sued for $40 million
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Did Journalist David Protess 'conspire to frame,' trick witnesses? He, Northwestern U sued for $40 million
By: Sydney Smith
February 20, 2015 08:17 PM EST
Northwestern University and former professor David Protess are being sued and accused of acting unethically in the famed Medill Innocence Project's program investigating death row convictions. The $40...
ISIS Beheading Photo of James Foley on Telegraph front-page OKed, Australia Press Council rules
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ISIS Beheading Photo of James Foley on Telegraph front-page OKed, Australia Press Council rules
By: Sydney Smith
February 20, 2015 06:00 AM EST
It was ruled to be OK for Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph to publish a picture of James Foley just before his beheading by terrorist group ISIS, the Australian Press Council says. The Telegraph, owned by News...
UK Telegraph doesn't want 'lectures' from BBC, Guardian or The Times after Peter Oborne criticism
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UK Telegraph doesn't want 'lectures' from BBC, Guardian or The Times after Peter Oborne criticism
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 09:44 PM EST
The UK Telegraph is defending its coverage two days after chief political commentator Peter Oborne publicly resigned and accused the paper of allowing advertisers to "influence" content. "This newspaper...
Why did Globe & Mail report Canada's Justin Trudeau got Standing-O when never happned?
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Why did Globe & Mail report Canada's Justin Trudeau got Standing-O when never happned?
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 08:47 PM EST
Justin Trudeau's speech was OK, but not standing O-worthy. The Globe and Mail wrongly said Justin Trudeau, Canada's Liberal Leader, got a standing ovation during a speech this month. But, he didn't. He...
'Kill all the Jews?' Daily Caller apologizes for 'Wildly inarticulate & perverted' Headline
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'Kill all the Jews?' Daily Caller apologizes for 'Wildly inarticulate & perverted' Headline
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 06:54 PM EST
"Kill all the Jews?" The Daily Caller headlined a blogpost this week "Kill All The Jews And When That Is Done Kill Those That Refused To Defend Them." After the site's executive editor Vince...
 NYT errs, blames Gov. Scott Walker for predecessor's spending cuts
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NYT errs, blames Gov. Scott Walker for predecessor's spending cuts
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times wrongly blamed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker for education spending cuts and teacher layoffs that happened before he was in the governor's office. The Times op-ed column by Gail Collins claimed...
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