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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...
Did N Korea Doctor Kim Jong Un Missile Photo?
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Did N Korea Doctor Kim Jong Un Missile Photo?
By: Sydney Smith
May 20, 2015 08:35 PM EST
North Korea may have Photoshopped a picture purporting to show it launching a missile from a submarine, Reuters reported. Earlier this month, the photo was released with its claims it "successfully conducted an...
Same Sex Marriage Study: At least 12 News Outlets retract or add Editor's Note
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Same Sex Marriage Study: At least 12 News Outlets retract or add Editor's Note
By: Sydney Smith
May 20, 2015 03:41 PM EST
Since the news broke that a study on same-sex marriage published last year in Science may be based on fabricated information, most of the news outlets that reported on the study have warned readers about the problems with...
Science Journal Reviewing Same Sex Study after Fabrication Claims
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Science Journal Reviewing Same Sex Study after Fabrication Claims
By: Sydney Smith
May 20, 2015 02:01 PM EST
iMediaEthics received the following statement from Science's editor-in-chief Marcia McNutt: "Thank you for your query about the possible retraction of the study, “When contact changes minds: An experiment...
Vox: Don't Believe Story on Fake Same-Sex Marriage Study
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Vox: Don't Believe Story on Fake Same-Sex Marriage Study
By: Sydney Smith
May 20, 2015 11:26 AM EST
Last year, news outlets covered a study saying people were more open to same-sex marriage after talking to people who are gay, Poynter reported this morning, but the study has been retracted amidst accusations of faked...
South African Media Can Name Kidnap Victim, Media Site Retracts Criticism
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South African Media Can Name Kidnap Victim, Media Site Retracts Criticism
By: Sydney Smith
May 20, 2015 05:00 AM EST
South African daily newspaper The Cape Argus made South African media site Grubstreet retract its criticism of the site for naming a minor-aged kidnapping victim by her birth name. The victim, now 18, was kidnapped as...
Prince Charles not in the IRA, Washington Post corrects
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Prince Charles not in the IRA, Washington Post corrects
By: Sydney Smith
May 19, 2015 07:59 PM EST
The Washington Post corrected after falsely claiming that "Prince Charles has always denied he's a member of the IRA," the Washingtonian's Andrew Beaujon reported. The May 19 story, "Prince...
Virgin Island News Blog Accused of Plagiarism
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Virgin Island News Blog Accused of Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
May 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Virgin Islands Source accused Virgin Islands blog V.I. Connections of plagiarizing its work.  The Virgin Islands Source, an online news site for St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John, may even sue for copyright...
NYTimes made source go through 'Jewish Litmus test'
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NYTimes made source go through 'Jewish Litmus test'
By: Sydney Smith
May 18, 2015 12:04 PM EST
A New York Times freelancer asked an interviewee "insulting and demeaning questions" about his Jewish faith, the source told the Times public editor Margaret Sullivan. The freelancer, Ronnie Cohen, essentially...
'Blurred Lines' Ethics Program in India?
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'Blurred Lines' Ethics Program in India?
By: Sydney Smith
May 18, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The U.S. State Department wants to set up a media ethics course for journalists in India, the Weekly Standard reported. The program is titled "Blurred Lines: A Media Ethics Course for Indian Journalists." The...
2nd On-Air Apology from George Stephanopoulos over Clinton Foundation Cash
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2nd On-Air Apology from George Stephanopoulos over Clinton Foundation Cash
By: Sydney Smith
May 17, 2015 11:30 AM EST
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos apologized on air this morning yet again for his undisclosed $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation. “Those donations were a...
Daily Mail pays James Bond star Roger Moore, said he 'groped' woman
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Daily Mail pays James Bond star Roger Moore, said he 'groped' woman
By: Sydney Smith
May 17, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Daily Mail claimed Roger Moore, who starred in many James Bond films, "groped" a woman during filming of the 1981 Bond movie  For Your Eyes Only. But, he denies groping the woman, Australian actress...
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