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Science Recommended Student let Adviser Look Down Her Shirt, then Unpublishes
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Science Recommended Student let Adviser Look Down Her Shirt, then Unpublishes
By: Sydney Smith
June 01, 2015 05:39 PM EST
Science unpublished an article that suggested women should let men look down their shirts. A June 1 editor's note explains that the post "had not undergone proper editorial review prior to posting." The...
Austrian Newspaper's Death Notice 'Glorified' Nazism, Kleine Zeitung Apologizes
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Austrian Newspaper's Death Notice 'Glorified' Nazism, Kleine Zeitung Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
June 01, 2015 02:06 PM EST
Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung made a "horrible mistake" by including Nazi references in a death notice, the Associated Press reported. The newspaper's May 30 notice reported that the deceased, Lois...
Sun should pay Reporter's Legal Costs for Corruption Trial, Judge Says
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Sun should pay Reporter's Legal Costs for Corruption Trial, Judge Says
By: Sydney Smith
June 01, 2015 06:31 AM EST
Anthony France has been sentenced to "18 months in prison, suspended for two years" and 200 hours community service, the Press Gazette reported. France was convicted earlier this month for paying a police...
70 More Lawsuits against the Mirror?
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70 More Lawsuits against the Mirror?
By: Sydney Smith
May 31, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Approximately 70 other people plan to sue UK newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror for phone hacking, the Guardian reported.  Trinity Mirror publishes the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mirror, The People and other...
Canadian Journalist Francois Bugingo Admits Fabrication
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Canadian Journalist Francois Bugingo Admits Fabrication
By: Sydney Smith
May 30, 2015 06:13 PM EST
Canadian journalist Francois Bugingo admitted last night that he fabricated some of his reporting. He confessed in a Facebook post to making "errors of judgment" and the "sin of pride," saying he had...
Pennsylvania Newspaper Sorry for Execute Obama Letter
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Pennsylvania Newspaper Sorry for Execute Obama Letter
By: Sydney Smith
May 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Pennsylvania Daily Item apologized for an inappropriate and inexcusable letter to the editor it published, the Huffington Post reported. The letter called for a "regime change" in the United States and...
Michael LaCour responds to Fabrication Claims against Same-Sex Marriage Study Science Retracted
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Michael LaCour responds to Fabrication Claims against Same-Sex Marriage Study Science Retracted
By: Sydney Smith
May 29, 2015 08:47 PM EST
UCLA graduate student Michael LaCour issued his long-awaited response to the controversy surrounding his same-sex marriage study which Science has now...
Denmark Radio Host Killed Rabbit on Air, Says it wasn't a Stunt
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Denmark Radio Host Killed Rabbit on Air, Says it wasn't a Stunt
By: Sydney Smith
May 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A personality on the Danish radio station  Radio24syv beat a rabbit to death with a bicycle pump on the air May 25 and then ate it, the Huffington Post reported. The host of the show, Asger Juhl, "said he...
Science Retracts Same-Sex Marriage Study
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Science Retracts Same-Sex Marriage Study
By: Sydney Smith
May 28, 2015 02:25 PM EST
Science journal announced today that it is retracting the controversial same-sex marraige study. Below read the satement: "Today, Thursday, 28 May, 2015, Science, with the concurrence of author Donald P. Green,...
Did Runner's World Plagiarize? Site Defends as 'Parody'
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Did Runner's World Plagiarize? Site Defends as 'Parody'
By: Sydney Smith
May 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Runner's World lifted content from CSNPhilly but went back to add attribution after sports media blog Awful Announcing called it out. Awful Announcing...
UK Sun's Comments about Blind Transgender Politician were Discriminatory, Regulator Rules
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UK Sun's Comments about Blind Transgender Politician were Discriminatory, Regulator Rules
By: Sydney Smith
May 27, 2015 08:36 PM EST
UK press regulator IPSO ruled that a UK Sun column was discriminatory. The Sun's Dec. 11, 2014 column by Rob Liddle commented on Emily Brothers, a transgender woman who is blind.  It stated: "Emily...
Francois Bugingo Resigns 98.5 FM after Fabrication Claims
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Francois Bugingo Resigns 98.5 FM after Fabrication Claims
By: Sydney Smith
May 27, 2015 04:15 PM EST
Francois Bugingo, the journalist in Canada accused of widespread fabrication including that of his war reporting, quit 98.5 FM Radio today, the station told iMediaethics by e-mail. "The management of 98.5 announced...
Dr Oz Admits 'Big Mistake' in Dietary Supplement Comments
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Dr Oz Admits 'Big Mistake' in Dietary Supplement Comments
By: Sydney Smith
May 27, 2015 10:02 AM EST
Dr. Mehmet Oz admitted earlier this month to a "big mistake" in praising weight loss supplements on his Fox TV program The Dr. Oz Show, the Huffington Post reported. “I wish I’d never used the...
Francois Bugingo Out at 3 Canadian Outlets
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Francois Bugingo Out at 3 Canadian Outlets
By: Sydney Smith
May 26, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Three Canadian news outlets ended their relationship with Francois Bugingo after accusations of fabrication against the journalist. Le Journal de Montreal, Le Journal de Quebec and TVA Nouvelles announced the news in a...
San Francisco TV News Fires Freelancer for Protest Tweets
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San Francisco TV News Fires Freelancer for Protest Tweets
By: Sydney Smith
May 25, 2015 08:39 PM EST
San Francisco ABC-affiliate KGO-TV fired freelance writer and news producer Carlos LaRoche because of his offensive tweets calling for protesters to be shot. "Under the account @ProducerLos, which has since been...
Forbes Didn't Endorse Dietary Supplement, Fake News Site Taken Down
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Forbes Didn't Endorse Dietary Supplement, Fake News Site Taken Down
By: Sydney Smith
May 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Forbes did NOT write an article touting the benefits of a dietary supplement called BrainStorm Elite. But someone set up a fake website seemingly related to Forbes -- ForbesMemoryPlus.com with Forbes' logo and an...
Plagiarism in Australia? Fairfax Media Busted for Lifting from the Intercept
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Plagiarism in Australia? Fairfax Media Busted for Lifting from the Intercept
By: Sydney Smith
May 25, 2015 12:06 AM EST
Australia's Fairfax plagiarized from the Intercept, media site Crikey reported. The plagiarism was busted by the Twitter account Media Direct, according to Crikey. In  highlighted comparison, Media Direct...
UK Sun Reporter Convicted of Paying Police Officer $35K
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UK Sun Reporter Convicted of Paying Police Officer $35K
By: Sydney Smith
May 24, 2015 11:51 PM EST
Sun crime reporter Anthony France was found guilty of aiding and abetting misconduct in public office for paying a police officer, the Press Gazette reported. France claimed he didn't know his interactions with the...
Canadian Journalist Francois Bugingo Suspended, Accused of Fabrication
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Canadian Journalist Francois Bugingo Suspended, Accused of Fabrication
By: Sydney Smith
May 23, 2015 12:59 PM EST
Canada's 98.5 FM suspended Francois Bugingo after news outlet La Presse accused him of widespread fabrication. La Presse accused Bugingo of having "invented from scratch" stories. For example, Bugingo...
BBC, UK Mail Unpublish Nigerian Cannibalism Story
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BBC, UK Mail Unpublish Nigerian Cannibalism Story
By: Sydney Smith
May 23, 2015 11:54 AM EST
The UK Daily Mail and the BBC unpublished a story about an alleged cannibalism restaurant in Nigeria. The BBC story now carries a note admitting it was wrong to publish the story. The statement reads: “The...
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