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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...
Libel Lawsuit against NYTimes for Slavery 'Not So Bad' Comments Dismissed
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Libel Lawsuit against NYTimes for Slavery 'Not So Bad' Comments Dismissed
By: Sydney Smith
May 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times won't be sued for libel over its article quoting a Loyola professor saying slavery was "not so bad," the Columbia Journalism Review reported. The professor, Walter Block, said the Times...
PBS's Judy Woodruff Shouldn't have given Clinton Foundation $250, Ombuds Says
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PBS's Judy Woodruff Shouldn't have given Clinton Foundation $250, Ombuds Says
By: Sydney Smith
May 22, 2015 12:27 PM EST
PBS NewsHour host and managing editor Judy Woodruff donated $250 to the Clinton Foundation five years ago. Even though the sum was small and for charity -- the Haiti earthquake, PBS ombudsman Michael Getler wrote that...
Michael LaCour Stands by Same-Sex Marriage Study, Despite Retraction Request [Statement]
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Michael LaCour Stands by Same-Sex Marriage Study, Despite Retraction Request [Statement]
By: Sydney Smith
May 22, 2015 10:54 AM EST
Michael LaCour, the UCLA Ph.D. candidate who co-authored last year's same-sex marriage study, is standing by the study even though his co-author Donald Green has called for a retraction from Science journal. The...
BiRacial Twins: Australian TV News Apologizes for saying 'Good' for White Sister
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BiRacial Twins: Australian TV News Apologizes for saying 'Good' for White Sister
By: Sydney Smith
May 22, 2015 06:00 AM EST
More than 4,000 people complained that an Australian TV host's comment about 18-year-old bi-racial twins was "inappropriate, extremely offensive and very racist." Australian TV host Samantha Armytage...
UK Parliament Member Mixed up with Sierra Leone Fmr Leader
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UK Parliament Member Mixed up with Sierra Leone Fmr Leader
By: Sydney Smith
May 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
UK weekly newspaper the Haringey Independent mixed up Parliament member David Lammy with former Sierra Leone leader Julius Maada Bio, UK media site Hold the Front Page reported. In a recent print report, the Independent...
New Policy at NPR for Featuring Books by Staffers
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New Policy at NPR for Featuring Books by Staffers
By: Sydney Smith
May 21, 2015 06:56 PM EST
National Public Radio will not let staff feature books written by NPR staff unless they get the OK from the Senior Vice President for News, NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen reported.  In addition, "NPR staff members...
Ultra-Orthodox News Outlet Deletes Women from Picture of Israeli Cabinet
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Ultra-Orthodox News Outlet Deletes Women from Picture of Israeli Cabinet
By: Sydney Smith
May 21, 2015 05:31 PM EST
Ultra-Orthodox newspaper Yomleyom Photoshopped three women out of a front-page photo of Israel's cabinet, NBC News reported. See below the image (on the left) compared with the original photo (on the...
JK Rowling 'Fully Vindicated' by Mail Libel Lawsuit over 'Sob Story'
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JK Rowling 'Fully Vindicated' by Mail Libel Lawsuit over 'Sob Story'
By: Sydney Smith
May 21, 2015 01:25 PM EST
J.K. Rowling won an apology and damages from the Daily Mail last year after the paper mis-characterized her personal writing about being a single mother as a "sob story." But the fight between the Mail and the...
UK Mirror Must Pay $2 Million for Phone Hacking
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UK Mirror Must Pay $2 Million for Phone Hacking
By: Sydney Smith
May 21, 2015 11:45 AM EST
Eight phone hacking victims in the UK won a total settlement of close to two million U.S. dollars from Mirror Group Newspapers. The victims who won settlements are actors Shane Richie, Shobna Gulati, Lucy Taggart and...
Prisoners are 'Roaming at Will' with their own Cell Keys? Nope, Express Corrects
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Prisoners are 'Roaming at Will' with their own Cell Keys? Nope, Express Corrects
By: Sydney Smith
May 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
UK prisoners don't have the keys to their own cells so they can let themselves in and out. The Sunday Express falsely said that prisoners were "virtually roaming at will" in a January article. The Jan. 25...
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