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Genocide is Encouraged? Times of Israel, 5 Towns Jewish Times unpublish
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Genocide is Encouraged? Times of Israel, 5 Towns Jewish Times unpublish
By: Sydney Smith
August 01, 2014 10:40 PM EST
Times of Israel and New York website Five Towns Jewish Times both unpublished a blogpost calling for genocide in Gaza. The blogpost, by Yochanon Gordon, was titled "When Genocide is Permissible." It...
Asian Man called 'Offensive Racial Term' in BBC Burma Top Gear program by Jeremy Clarkson.
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Asian Man called 'Offensive Racial Term' in BBC Burma Top Gear program by Jeremy Clarkson.
By: Sydney Smith
August 01, 2014 10:10 AM EST
UK broadcast regulator OfCom ruled against BBC's Jeremy Clarkson for having "deliberately" said an "offensive racial term" on air. Two complaints were filed over the segment. The program...
KY Reporter criticizes advertiser on Facebook, Gets Fired
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KY Reporter criticizes advertiser on Facebook, Gets Fired
By: Sydney Smith
August 01, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Ashland Daily Independent in Kentucky fired reporter Ken Hart over one of his Facebook posts, Jim Romenesko reported. His post criticized local car dealer Fannin Auotmotive's TV commercial.  His publisher...
Plagiarism at the NYTimes? Newspaper responds, public editor weighs in
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Plagiarism at the NYTimes? Newspaper responds, public editor weighs in
By: Sydney Smith
July 31, 2014 10:34 AM EST
The New York Times responded to plagiarism accusations against staff member of 31 years Carol Vogel today by adding an editor's note to Vogel's July 24 article, "A Renaissance Master Finally Gets a...
Fake Boko Haram comment by Sandra Fluke dupes Rabbi, San Diego Jewish World
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Fake Boko Haram comment by Sandra Fluke dupes Rabbi, San Diego Jewish World
By: Sydney Smith
July 31, 2014 05:00 AM EST
San Diego Jewish World published fake quotes purportedly from an interview by NPR with Sandra Fluke. The author of the San Diego Jewish World article, Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel, apologized and retracted his column. San...
NBC News airs unverified Gaza video, UN spokesperson hits back
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NBC News airs unverified Gaza video, UN spokesperson hits back
By: Sydney Smith
July 30, 2014 09:00 PM EST
NBC News aired a video released by the Israeli government of rockets fired in the Middle East on its Meet the Press program Sunday, without checking its accuracy, Mediaite reported. Meet the Press host David Gregory...
2 more Journalists charged with Phone Hacking Conspiracy
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2 more Journalists charged with Phone Hacking Conspiracy
By: Sydney Smith
July 30, 2014 03:34 PM EST
Two more former News of the World staff were charged in the phone hacking investigation, the Press Gazette reported. Jules Stenson, who was a features editor, and Neil Wallis, who was a deputy editor, were charged...
New Zealand newspaper used wrong photo of dead soldier on front page
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New Zealand newspaper used wrong photo of dead soldier on front page
By: Sydney Smith
July 30, 2014 01:18 PM EST
The New Zealand Herald mixed up New Zealand-born soldier Guy Boyland with Ryan Dunn, the former star of MTV's "Jackass." Boyland was killed in Gaza and a report on his death were published on the front...
NY Daily News, AP contacted parody Twitter account to fact check, Still  ran story
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NY Daily News, AP contacted parody Twitter account to fact check, Still ran story
By: Sydney Smith
July 30, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Both the New York Daily News and the Associated Press were hoaxed by a parody Twitter account @BicycleLobby last week that took responsibility for raising two bleached American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge, as iMediaEthics...
Did Michele Bachmann want 'Americanization' labor camps for immigrants? News outlets hoaxed
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Did Michele Bachmann want 'Americanization' labor camps for immigrants? News outlets hoaxed
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2014 03:02 PM EST
Several news outlets were hoaxed by a satire article claiming Michele Bachmann called for immigrant children to move into "Americanization Facilities," or labor camps, Gawker reported. The story originated from...
Women provoke abuse? ESPN Stephen Smith suspended after apology
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Women provoke abuse? ESPN Stephen Smith suspended after apology
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2014 12:03 PM EST
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith apologized on air yesterday for suggesting women "provoke" assault, The Guardian reported. An ESPN spokesperson just emailed iMediaEthics a statement that sounds like he was...
Russia Today Broadcasts Draw UK Complaints, Bias and Dead Bodies in Malaysian crash offends
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Russia Today Broadcasts Draw UK Complaints, Bias and Dead Bodies in Malaysian crash offends
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2014 05:00 AM EST
UK viewers have complained to broadcast regulator OfCom about the coverage of Malaysian Airlines crash flight 17 by Russia Today. Russian Today describes itself as "the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel...
UK Mail accuses psychic of 'scam,' pays $214K libel settlement
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UK Mail accuses psychic of 'scam,' pays $214K libel settlement
By: Sydney Smith
July 28, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Mail must pay £125,000 (about $214,000) to a TV psychic for calling her a phony, the UK Press Gazette reported. The Mail accused Sally Morgan, who also goes by the name "Psychic Sally," of...
California newspaper's excuse: It's not plagiarism, it's 'anthology'
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California newspaper's excuse: It's not plagiarism, it's 'anthology'
By: Sydney Smith
July 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Paper, a free, small community newspaper in California, has offered a unique excuse for plagiarism -- anthology. "We don't see it as plagiarism," the paper's editor and publisher Lyle E. Davis...
41 cases of plagiarism at BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson fired
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41 cases of plagiarism at BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson fired
By: Sydney Smith
July 26, 2014 10:25 AM EST
BuzzFeed fired one of its editors, Benny Johnson, after finding 41 cases of plagiarism in his articles. BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith published a lengthy apology and explanation to readers July 25. Smith said BuzzFeed...
Former NOTW cooperated with hacking trial, gets lighter sentence for hacking, misconduct
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Former NOTW cooperated with hacking trial, gets lighter sentence for hacking, misconduct
By: Sydney Smith
July 26, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Former News of the World journalist Dan Evans was sentenced this week for his role in phone hacking at News of the World and the Sunday Mirror, the Guardian reported. Evans "admitted listening to more than 1,000...
UK Times Tennis Reporter suspended, 'At Least 42' instances of Plagiarism by Neil Harman
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UK Times Tennis Reporter suspended, 'At Least 42' instances of Plagiarism by Neil Harman
By: Sydney Smith
July 25, 2014 05:17 PM EST
The Times of London's tennis reporter, Neil Harman, has admitted to plagiarism in writing that appeared in a 2013 annual for Wimbledon. After the accusations and admission, Harman was suspended "pending an...
 Fired Editor sues, 'gaystapo' blogpost was 'theologically based'
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Fired Editor sues, 'gaystapo' blogpost was 'theologically based'
By: Sydney Smith
July 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Bob Eschliman, the editor of the Newton (Iowa) Daily News, is suing his publisher after he was fired from the newspaper for his anti-gay comments in a personal blogpost. Eschliman criticized the "LGBTQXYZ...
Mystery of the upside down American White Flag at Brooklyn Bridge
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Mystery of the upside down American White Flag at Brooklyn Bridge
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer, Sydney Smith
July 24, 2014 05:30 PM EST
Major news outlets have been speculating reasons for the bleached white American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge, but  in at least one image, one of the flags is upside down, as shown above. iMediaEthics learned...
Sun Reporter Suspended after Pop Star's criminal trial is dismissed
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Sun Reporter Suspended after Pop Star's criminal trial is dismissed
By: Sydney Smith
July 24, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The UK Sun suspended undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood this...
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