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NYTimes Mixes up Good Burger's Kel with Teenager
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NYTimes Mixes up Good Burger's Kel with Teenager
By: Sydney Smith
November 23, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times thought a still image from the movie Good Burger starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell was actually a picture of an everyday, real teenager working at a real burger restaurant.  Good Burger is...
Another News of the World phone hacker goes to jail
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Another News of the World phone hacker goes to jail
By: Sydney Smith
November 22, 2014 11:44 AM EST
Another former News of the World-er has been sentenced to jail for his involvement in the phone hacking scandal. Ian Edmondson was sentenced to eight months in prison this month, the Guardian reported. Justice...
Huffington Post Suspended 5 Staff for Missing Sources, Right of Reply
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Huffington Post Suspended 5 Staff for Missing Sources, Right of Reply
By: Sydney Smith
November 21, 2014 05:00 AM EST
A Huffington Post article about a partnership between Lululemon and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education quoted heavily from anonymous online commenters criticizing the alliance. Because of that reliance on...
Swedish court rejects Assange appeal of warrant, but criticizes prosecutors
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Swedish court rejects Assange appeal of warrant, but criticizes prosecutors
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2014 12:49 PM EST
The Swedish Court of Appeal has upheld a Swedish arrest warrant and extradition for Julian Assange, Bloomberg reported. Assange plans to appeal today's decision to the Swedish Supreme Court, his lawyer told...
CNN's Don Lemon asks victim why she didn't bite Bill Cosby to stop rape
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CNN's Don Lemon asks victim why she didn't bite Bill Cosby to stop rape
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2014 10:36 AM EST
CNN's Don Lemon apologized after asking a victim-blaming question to a woman accusing Bill Cosby of rape. In response to the recently-resurfaced accusations of sexual assault and rape against Cosby, NBC canceled a...
Why did TIME ask its readers if word 'Feminist' should be banned?
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Why did TIME ask its readers if word 'Feminist' should be banned?
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Time magazine apologized for suggesting that the word "feminist" be banned. In a Nov. 12 article, Time had asked readers "Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?" According to Time, it was the fourth...
Sun editor accused of bribing Govt. Employee for Stories [$25K+], Claims didn't know illegal
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Sun editor accused of bribing Govt. Employee for Stories [$25K+], Claims didn't know illegal
By: Sydney Smith
November 19, 2014 05:00 AM EST
After getting caught in a "pay to play" scheme and being charged with paying a public official more than $25,000 for stories, an editor at the UK Sun said she's quitting journalism. The editor, Clodagh...
Head of French Journalism school a Plagiarist?  HuffPost add 6 Editors Notes
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Head of French Journalism school a Plagiarist? HuffPost add 6 Editors Notes
By: Sydney Smith
November 18, 2014 01:15 PM EST
French journalist Agnès Chauveau has been accused of plagiarizing from Le Monde, Mediapart, and other French news outlets in her Huffington Post columns. Even worse than the plagiarism, Chauveau is the executive...
Actor didn't owe Child Support, Mirror Libeled with 'Deeply Upsetting' Claims
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Actor didn't owe Child Support, Mirror Libeled with 'Deeply Upsetting' Claims
By: Sydney Smith
November 18, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Sunday Mirror falsely accused actor Tom Ellis of not paying child support. The Mirror's July story "Tamzin Outhwaite and ex-husband Tom Ellis in bitter battle over child support payments," libeled...
Police clear 'Selfie Stalker,' HLN News Nancy Grace said man like 'serial killer'
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Police clear 'Selfie Stalker,' HLN News Nancy Grace said man like 'serial killer'
By: Sydney Smith
November 17, 2014 05:00 AM EST
 Is Nancy Grace in trouble again with accusations of inaccurate and sensational reporting? A libel lawsuit filed this month against the HLN host is just one more case where Grace's reporting garnered negative...
Guardian Didn't Disclose Author is Married to Subject of Article, Published Program Notes from National Theatre as Article
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Guardian Didn't Disclose Author is Married to Subject of Article, Published Program Notes from National Theatre as Article
By: Sydney Smith
November 16, 2014 03:36 PM EST
The Guardian failed to disclose that the author of an article, Sunil Khilnani, is married to the subject of his feature story, Katherine Boo. Khilnani's article for the Guardian reports on the adaptation of...
Singapore Prime Minister wins Libel Lawsuit against Blogger
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Singapore Prime Minister wins Libel Lawsuit against Blogger
By: Sydney Smith
November 16, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Blogger Roy Ngerng lost a libel lawsuit in Singapore's High Court filed by Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsieng Loong, he told iMediaEthics by e-mail Nov. 7. The prime minister sued Ngerng earlier this year...
UK Express fakes news about trouble in Queen's granddaughter marriage, Pays for privacy invasion
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UK Express fakes news about trouble in Queen's granddaughter marriage, Pays for privacy invasion
By: Sydney Smith
November 15, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Sunday Express published false news about the marriage of Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter and, as a result, had to pay up, the Guardian's Roy Greenslade reported. The Sunday Express's Feb. 2013...
Wash D.C. CBS-affiliate accuses candidate of embezzlement, confused ID with his son
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Wash D.C. CBS-affiliate accuses candidate of embezzlement, confused ID with his son
By: Sydney Smith
November 14, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Washington, D.C. CBS-affiliate wrongly accused a man running for  a local neighborhood organization of embezzlement. The next day, WUSA retracted its reporting and said its error was because the station mixed up...
How does CBC credibly report on Jian Ghomeshi's lawsuit when he's suing CBC?
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How does CBC credibly report on Jian Ghomeshi's lawsuit when he's suing CBC?
By: Sydney Smith
November 13, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Lethbridge Herald questioned if Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has a conflict of interest when it reports on the accusations of sexual assault against now-fired host Jian Ghomeshi and Ghomeshi's lawsuit against CBC for...
4 Fareed Zakaria's columns for the Washington Post will get corrections, are 'problematic'
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4 Fareed Zakaria's columns for the Washington Post will get corrections, are 'problematic'
By: Sydney Smith
November 12, 2014 04:29 PM EST
Washington Post, Slate and Newsweek are all adding editor's notes to CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria's work after attribution complaints. Five of Fareed Zakaria's columns for the Washington Post are...
FBI Impersonation of AP Reporter prompts Flurry of Complaints
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FBI Impersonation of AP Reporter prompts Flurry of Complaints
By: Sydney Smith
November 12, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Associated Press has slammed the FBI for impersonating as an AP journalist with a fake news story to catch a criminal. Earlier this month, the undercover operation, which happened back in 2007, was revealed. In...
ESPN needs more consistent newsroom standards, Ombuds Says
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ESPN needs more consistent newsroom standards, Ombuds Says
By: Sydney Smith
November 11, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Robert Lipsyte, ESPN's ombudsman, called for ESPN to be more consistent when it disciplines staff. Lipsyte's comments, in his Nov. 4 ombudsman column, followed up on ESPN's September suspension of Bill...
Thai media invaded privacy of Murdered British Tourists, 4 Journalism groups say
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Thai media invaded privacy of Murdered British Tourists, 4 Journalism groups say
By: Sydney Smith
November 10, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Four Thai media organization have complained over the media's coverage of the murder of two British tourists, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. First problem was that the tourists were...
Breitbart Mixes up Loretta Lynches, Conflates Attorney General Nominee with Calif. attorney
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Breitbart Mixes up Loretta Lynches, Conflates Attorney General Nominee with Calif. attorney
By: Sydney Smith
November 09, 2014 09:45 PM EST
Breitbert mixed up Loretta Lynch, who was nominated for Attorney General and is African American, with another attorney named Loretta Lynch, who represented the Clintons during Whitewater and is white. In a Nov. 8...
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