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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson's Home aired on TV, KSDK Apologizes for 'Mistake'
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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson's Home aired on TV, KSDK Apologizes for 'Mistake'
By: Sydney Smith
August 19, 2014 12:44 PM EST
St. Louis NBC-affiliate news KSDK identified Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson's home in an on-air broadcast Aug. 16. Wilson's fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9 has prompted...
Being Gay is a 'Weird Quirk'? Rooster's Gavin McInnes on leave after offensive Thought Catalog article
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Being Gay is a 'Weird Quirk'? Rooster's Gavin McInnes on leave after offensive Thought Catalog article
By: Sydney Smith
August 19, 2014 11:40 AM EST
After writing for Thought Catalog about transphobia, Gavin McInnes must take an "indefinite leave of absence" from his job as chief creative officer for New York ad agency Rooster, Ad Week reported. McInnes's...
Do Reddit New 'Pressiquette' Guidelines for Journalists Undermine Fair Use?
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Do Reddit New 'Pressiquette' Guidelines for Journalists Undermine Fair Use?
By: Sydney Smith
August 19, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Reddit has released new advice for journalists reporting on information found on Reddit that appears to undermine fair use in copyright law. The guidelines, titled "pressiquette," request journalists properly...
Julian Assange to leave Embassy? 'Suitcase is Packed' WikiLeaks Spokesperson Says
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Julian Assange to leave Embassy? 'Suitcase is Packed' WikiLeaks Spokesperson Says
By: Sydney Smith
August 18, 2014 07:24 PM EST
Amidst reports of ill health, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been staying at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years, gave a press conference Monday indicating he may leave the embassy, the New York Times...
2 Phone Hackers Out of Jail already
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2 Phone Hackers Out of Jail already
By: Sydney Smith
August 18, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Two convicted News of the World phone hackers have already been released from prison. Former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former news editor Greg Miskiw were "released after serving 37 days of their...
Sexual Assault Victim told UK Sun to leave her alone, it contacted 4 times, PCC rules it's harassment
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Sexual Assault Victim told UK Sun to leave her alone, it contacted 4 times, PCC rules it's harassment
By: Sydney Smith
August 17, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The UK Sun harassed a sexual assault victim, UK regulatory body the Press Complaints Commission ruled. The victim, whose name is obviously not identified by the PCC, testified for the prosecution about the assault by...
Will former News International lawyers have license suspended over phone hacking investigation?
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Will former News International lawyers have license suspended over phone hacking investigation?
By: Sydney Smith
August 16, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Two lawyers for News International might end up suspended if found to have covered up phone hacking at the company. "Lawrence Abramson – who worked for the law firm Harbottle & Lewis, which was hired by...
Say 'died by suicide' not 'committed suicide,' Ethical reporting tips on suicide
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Say 'died by suicide' not 'committed suicide,' Ethical reporting tips on suicide
By: Sydney Smith
August 15, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Globe and Mail public editor Sylvia Stead recommended journalists at her paper abide by ethical guidelines when reporting on suicide in light of Robin Williams' death this week. The paper also purposefully withheld...
Andy Coulson NOT attacked in prison, IB Times posts fake story?
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Andy Coulson NOT attacked in prison, IB Times posts fake story?
By: Sydney Smith
August 15, 2014 12:00 AM EST
The International Business Times falsely reported on Andy Coulson's stay in prison. Andy Coulson has not been attacked while serving his sentence for phone hacking, his former News of the World employee and cell...
Robin Williams NOT drinking while filming CBS' 'Crazy Ones,' NY Post quotes anonymous 'Hollywood insider'
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Robin Williams NOT drinking while filming CBS' 'Crazy Ones,' NY Post quotes anonymous 'Hollywood insider'
By: Sydney Smith
August 14, 2014 10:58 PM EST
Robin Williams had not fallen off the wagon before his death, gossip debunking website Gossip Cop reported. "So much of that story is false that I don’t know where to begin," Williams' representative...
SC's WJBF Aired Debra Harrell's SSN, Address & Phone Number, Harrell is 'Filing Suit'
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SC's WJBF Aired Debra Harrell's SSN, Address & Phone Number, Harrell is 'Filing Suit'
By: Sydney Smith
August 14, 2014 06:15 PM EST
South Carolina TV news station ABC-affiliate WJBF is being sued for airing Debra Harrell's  personal information including her phone number, address and social secuity number. In reporting on Harrell, a local...
Vice Media Fashion site plagiarizes New York Magazine's Lauren Bacall story
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Vice Media Fashion site plagiarizes New York Magazine's Lauren Bacall story
By: Sydney Smith
August 14, 2014 01:23 PM EST
i-D unpublished its article, "Lauren Bacall could teach you a thing or two about style." Vice Media-owned i-D fired a writer for plagiarizing from New York Magazine. The article on fashion website i-D on...
All in fun? Turns out NOT banter, 'Black & Asian show' comment causes BBC to apologize
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All in fun? Turns out NOT banter, 'Black & Asian show' comment causes BBC to apologize
By: Sydney Smith
August 14, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The BBC had to apologize for a local radio host's "banter" about race, the Guardian reported. BBC host Iain Lee, live and on air during the Aug. 8  BBC's Three Counties Radio breakfast show told...
Why It's wrong to say Robin Williams had 'Demons,' CNN apologizes
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Why It's wrong to say Robin Williams had 'Demons,' CNN apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
August 13, 2014 08:57 PM EST
CNN's Nischelle Turner apologized for saying Robin Williams had "demons" earlier this week in reporting on his Monday death, Media Bistro's TV Newser reported But why is it not OK to say demons?...
Radar Online hits bottom, Posts Photo of Robin Williams at AA meeting
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Radar Online hits bottom, Posts Photo of Robin Williams at AA meeting
By: Sydney Smith
August 13, 2014 04:30 PM EST
Celebrity and entertainment site Radar Online published a photo purporting to show actor Robin Williams, who was found dead this week, at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The photo accompanied an Aug. 11 story titled,...
Did Sun Crime Reporter 'Conspire' to Commit 'Misconduct in Public Office'?
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Did Sun Crime Reporter 'Conspire' to Commit 'Misconduct in Public Office'?
By: Sydney Smith
August 13, 2014 12:46 PM EST
A UK Sun reporter will be charged for "conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office." The UK Crown Prosecution Service announced the two counts of conspiracy against Anthony France yesterday.  The...
Fox News airs WRONG 'Mrs Doubtfire' in Robin Williams report
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Fox News airs WRONG 'Mrs Doubtfire' in Robin Williams report
By: Sydney Smith
August 13, 2014 12:35 PM EST
Fox News showed some random YouTube video clip in its coverage of Robin Williams' death instead of an actual clip from Williams' popular movie Mrs. Doubtfire, Mediaite reported. The clip Fox News...
BBC Investigates, but Denies Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear is racist
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BBC Investigates, but Denies Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear is racist
By: Sydney Smith
August 13, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The BBC has investigated the car show Top Gear, the Guardian reported. Top Gear and its host Jeremy Clarkson have been in the news recently for controversial remarks made during the program. Viewers complained...
Shameless CBS, KPIX report on Robin Williams at Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings?
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Shameless CBS, KPIX report on Robin Williams at Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings?
By: Sydney Smith
August 12, 2014 08:16 PM EST
CBS News interviewed one of its own employees who claimed to have attended Alcoholics Anonymous with Robin Williams, Mediaite reported. By doing so, CBS News opened a myriad of ethical issues, iMediaEthics...
UK Channel 4 apologizes for 'hang me' clip in Robin Williams story
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UK Channel 4 apologizes for 'hang me' clip in Robin Williams story
By: Sydney Smith
August 12, 2014 07:12 PM EST
And yet another news outlet is apologizing for its coverage of Robin Williams' death. In an on-air report tonight on Williams' death, UK's Channel 4 News showed a clip of Williams acting in the 1987 movie...
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