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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...
Israeli Newspaper Cuts Women from Charlie Hebdo Paris March with Photoshop
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Israeli Newspaper Cuts Women from Charlie Hebdo Paris March with Photoshop
By: Sydney Smith
January 16, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Israeli newspaper Hamevaser doctored Angela Merkel and two other women from a photo of the march in Paris this past weekend after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, the Associated Press reported. The Photoshop was...
Poison John Boehner Story Gets Boston.com Editor Fired
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Poison John Boehner Story Gets Boston.com Editor Fired
By: Sydney Smith
January 15, 2015 07:42 PM EST
Boston.com fired associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez after he published a story questioning if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner had a drinking problem and joking about a death threat against Boehner, the Associated Press...
3 BBC, Fox News Lapses in Charlie Hebdo Reports Causes 2 apologies
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3 BBC, Fox News Lapses in Charlie Hebdo Reports Causes 2 apologies
By: Sydney Smith
January 15, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A Fox News commentator Steven Emerson falsely claimed that Birmingham, England doesn't allow non-Muslims. Emerson said Jan. 11 that there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim-free, "where...
NYT Should have published Charlie Hebdo's Latest Muhammad Cartoon, Public Editor says
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NYT Should have published Charlie Hebdo's Latest Muhammad Cartoon, Public Editor says
By: Sydney Smith
January 14, 2015 08:53 PM EST
The New York Times didn't publish satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's latest cover image, the first cover since last week's attacks on the magazine that left 12 dead. Public editor Margaret Sullivan disagreed...
Conflict alert! Theatre Critic's Son is Asst Play Director? National Post failed to disclose
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Conflict alert! Theatre Critic's Son is Asst Play Director? National Post failed to disclose
By: Sydney Smith
January 14, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The National Post failed to disclose in two articles that its theatre critic was writing about a play his son worked on. After being called out, first on Twitter and later by iMediaEthics, the Post has added the needed...
MSNBC 'Screwed up,' Showed French Kebab Store in NAACP Bombing Report
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MSNBC 'Screwed up,' Showed French Kebab Store in NAACP Bombing Report
By: Sydney Smith
January 13, 2015 05:00 AM EST
MSNBC's Chris Hayes aired a photo from France in his coverage of the bombing of a Colorado Springs NAACP office. "The only problem is the image is of a vandalized kebab shop in France — it seems the funny...
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