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Newsweek asks you to email them if you find any 'lack [of] proper attribution' by Fareed Zakaria
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Newsweek asks you to email them if you find any 'lack [of] proper attribution' by Fareed Zakaria
By: Sydney Smith
October 01, 2014 05:00 AM EST
CNN is standing by Fareed Zakaria for now but Newsweek, one of the many publications where Zakaria has worked, has acknowledged new plagiarism complaints against Zakaria and invited anyone concerned about attribution issues...
Japanese Newspaper retracts 'Comfort Women,' Fukushima, & Nintendo stories
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Japanese Newspaper retracts 'Comfort Women,' Fukushima, & Nintendo stories
By: Sydney Smith
September 30, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Despite having made the claim since the 1980s, writer Seiji Yoshida did not kidnap 200 women during World War II to act as "comfort women" doing brothel work to service Japanese soldiers. The Asahi Shimbun, the...
ESPN not hosting male-only domestic violence program, Esquire corrects error
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ESPN not hosting male-only domestic violence program, Esquire corrects error
By: Sydney Smith
September 29, 2014 07:36 PM EST
ESPN isn't hosting a male-only panel on domestic violence tonight. Esquire apologized for wrongly saying that in a Sept. 26 article, which also suggested ESPN "is not in the business of...
Guardian pays criminal for column that didn't 'glorify' crime
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Guardian pays criminal for column that didn't 'glorify' crime
By: Sydney Smith
September 29, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Even though it's not normally acceptable to pay a criminal to write about their crimes, the now-shuttered Press Complaints Commission decided it was OK for The Guardian to pay ex-con and former politician Chris...
Bill Simmons taunted ESPN to punish him, ESPN Ombuds says
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Bill Simmons taunted ESPN to punish him, ESPN Ombuds says
By: Sydney Smith
September 28, 2014 05:00 AM EST
ESPN's ombudsman Robert Lipsyte criticized ESPN's Bill Simmons for calling the NFL's commissioner Roger Goodell a liar without any evidence or fairness. Simmons was unfair and crossed the line between...
'Boobs on Ground' Joke was 'Inappropriate,' Fox News' Eric Bolling Admits Bad Judgment
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'Boobs on Ground' Joke was 'Inappropriate,' Fox News' Eric Bolling Admits Bad Judgment
By: Sydney Smith
September 27, 2014 10:59 AM EST
Fox News' co-host Eric Bolling called a female pilot fighting against terrorist group ISIS "boobs on the ground." He has since twice apologized for his "inappropriate" joke. The comment was...
Undercover reporter's lack of credibility tanks another UK Prosecutor's case
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Undercover reporter's lack of credibility tanks another UK Prosecutor's case
By: Sydney Smith
September 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
 Mazher Mahmood, the controversial undercover journalist for News Corp's UK titles, has been held responsible for another criminal case being canned. The UK Crown Prosecution Service decided against prosecuting...
Globe & Mail OKs Travel Writers Accepting Free Hotel Rooms, Meals, Airline tickets if Freebies Disclosed
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Globe & Mail OKs Travel Writers Accepting Free Hotel Rooms, Meals, Airline tickets if Freebies Disclosed
By: Sydney Smith
September 26, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Do free airline tickets, hotel rooms or restaurant meals influence reporters' opinions, or give the appearance that they do? Many publications, like the New York Times, believe that they do and, therefore, ban the...
Ray Rice ESPN Ombudsman review, Not yanked, ESPN had tech problem
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Ray Rice ESPN Ombudsman review, Not yanked, ESPN had tech problem
By: Sydney Smith
September 25, 2014 10:38 AM EST
ESPN didn't unpublish its ombudsman's review of the media company's coverage of Ray Rice. Both the Big Lead and Mediaite wrongly reported that ESPN yanked the ombudsman report after ESPN suspended Bill...
BBC won't show accused child sex abuser Jimmy Savile on air to protect victims
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BBC won't show accused child sex abuser Jimmy Savile on air to protect victims
By: Sydney Smith
September 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The BBC won't use any old footage of its longtime host Jimmy Savile in its programs under a policy to protect viewers who may have been abused by him. Savile, who died in 2011, was never charged with child sex...
ESPN suspends Bill Simmons after calling NFL Ray Rice press conference 'bulls**t'
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ESPN suspends Bill Simmons after calling NFL Ray Rice press conference 'bulls**t'
By: Sydney Smith
September 24, 2014 07:17 PM EST
ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he attacked the NFL's commissioner Roger Goodell for his comments about the now-infamous TMZ-released video of Ray Rice. Yesterday, Simmons called Goodelll a liar and...
News Corp not only UK media company to hack phones, UK Mirror Pays 10 Settlements
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News Corp not only UK media company to hack phones, UK Mirror Pays 10 Settlements
By: Sydney Smith
September 24, 2014 05:05 PM EST
The UK Mirror owned up to phone hacking accusations this week, paying settlements to actors, sports figures, a media executive and a nanny. That means, News Corp wasn't the only media company in the UK to have hacked...
Church of Scientology didn't kill Michael Brown, NYTimes corrects
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Church of Scientology didn't kill Michael Brown, NYTimes corrects
By: Sydney Smith
September 24, 2014 02:27 PM EST
Did the Church of Scientology have anything to do with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri? Apparently not, but that didn't stop the New York Times from saying as much via an editing error in an...
'Drunk Female Guests' cause Fraternity Problems? Forbes axes writer
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'Drunk Female Guests' cause Fraternity Problems? Forbes axes writer
By: Sydney Smith
September 24, 2014 01:06 PM EST
"Drunk female guests are the gravest threat to fraternities." Believe it or not, that was an actual headline for an online Forbes column. The author, Bill Frezza, has since been fired from Forbes,...
Was Toronto Star Malicious in Reporting on Brampton Mayor's Expense Scandal? Fennell Sues
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Was Toronto Star Malicious in Reporting on Brampton Mayor's Expense Scandal? Fennell Sues
By: Sydney Smith
September 24, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Susan Fennell, mayor of Brampton, Ontario since 2000, has major expense problems. She has used public money to book first-class flights and five-star hotels for her own travel, The Toronto Star has reported. A recent...
What are Ethics of 'F*** It I Quit'? Reporter outed as Secret Owner of Marijuana business
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What are Ethics of 'F*** It I Quit'? Reporter outed as Secret Owner of Marijuana business
By: Sydney Smith
September 23, 2014 10:01 AM EST
Charlo Greene went viral this week after she sensationally quit her job as a reporter for Anchorage, Alaska's CBS-affiliate KTVA, announced she owns a local marijuana club, and said "F**k it, I quit" on air....
Chinese Govt Shut Down Media Outlet, 100+ Companies Extorted for Good Press?
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Chinese Govt Shut Down Media Outlet, 100+ Companies Extorted for Good Press?
By: Sydney Smith
September 23, 2014 05:00 AM EST
China's The 21st Century Business Herald was closed by the country after being accused of extorting more than 100 companies for favorable press. "The 21st Century Herald website has been shut down, all website...
Scandal Creator Shonda Rhimes is an 'Angry Black Woman'? NYTimes Faces Criticism
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Scandal Creator Shonda Rhimes is an 'Angry Black Woman'? NYTimes Faces Criticism
By: Sydney Smith
September 22, 2014 12:27 PM EST
Did you know that Shonda Rhimes is an "angry black woman" in addition to being the creator of TV hits Scandal and Grey's Anatomy and the upcoming How to Get Away with Murder? And had you been informed that...
Guardian Exaggerates CEO Pay Ratio for Public Company, Learns 'important lesson' to check data
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Guardian Exaggerates CEO Pay Ratio for Public Company, Learns 'important lesson' to check data
By: Sydney Smith
September 22, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Guardian unpublished an Aug. 18 article based on wrong data that exaggerated CEO compensation. The error could leave the UK newspaper and the think tank that provided the incorrect data open to legal action. The...
Hanes Factory Closing? That happened in 2008, Two news sites unpublish
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Hanes Factory Closing? That happened in 2008, Two news sites unpublish
By: Sydney Smith
September 21, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The website Knitting Industry and North Carolina's Triad Business Journal both falsely reported this month that Hanesbrands was shutting down a number of its plants and firing a large number of...
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