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Did Newspaper Fake Quote? Sexual Assault Victim Wrongly IDed
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Did Newspaper Fake Quote? Sexual Assault Victim Wrongly IDed
By: Sydney Smith
August 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
UK paper The Kentish Gazette provided enough information about a sexual assault victim that readers could identify who the victim was. The paper's article also implied it interviewed the victim even though it didn't...
LA Weekly 'F*** Suicide' Column, 100s Complain, Henry Rollins 'deeply sorry'
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LA Weekly 'F*** Suicide' Column, 100s Complain, Henry Rollins 'deeply sorry'
By: Sydney Smith
August 26, 2014 06:48 PM EST
Musician Henry Rollins apologized for slamming people who commit suicide in an article for LA Weekly. His Aug. 21 LA Weekly article, titled "F*** Suicide," drew much criticism. t received more than 1000...
Fmr Times Journalist hacked Police officer's e-mail but won't be tried
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Fmr Times Journalist hacked Police officer's e-mail but won't be tried
By: Sydney Smith
August 26, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Former Times of London journalist Patrick Foster, who hacked a police officer's e-mail account in order to identify him as an anonymous blogger, won't be jailed or tried for the hacking, the Guardian...
Calling Michael Brown 'No Angel' a 'Blunder,' NYTimes public editor says
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Calling Michael Brown 'No Angel' a 'Blunder,' NYTimes public editor says
By: Sydney Smith
August 25, 2014 08:21 PM EST
It was "regrettable" that the New York Times called Michael Brown, the 18-year-old killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri  earlier this month, "no angel," Times public editor Margaret...
Philadelphia paper fires editor after Asian slur 'Me Too, Chinky Winky, Dinky Doo'
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Philadelphia paper fires editor after Asian slur 'Me Too, Chinky Winky, Dinky Doo'
By: Sydney Smith
August 25, 2014 11:27 AM EST
The Philadelphia Public Record published racial slurs in its Aug. 21 issue, Philly Mag reported.  In a caption for a photo of eight people, the free weekly newspaper listed the names "Me Too, Chinky Winky and Dinky...
Wash Post Says 'insulting' Redskins name blocked on editorial page
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Wash Post Says 'insulting' Redskins name blocked on editorial page
By: Sydney Smith
August 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Washington Post announced Aug. 22 it will no longer use "Redskins," the name of the NFL team the Washington Redskins in its editorial pages. Noting that the editorial board has called for the name to be...
4 Complaints over edited James Foley beheading video, Toronto Star public editor says
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4 Complaints over edited James Foley beheading video, Toronto Star public editor says
By: Sydney Smith
August 24, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Toronto Star published an edited version of the terrorist group ISIS's video showing freelance journalist James Foley being beheaded, the paper's public editor Kathy English reported. ISIS released a video of...
Austrian football team Like Hitler? Incest rapist Josef Fritz? Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet 'unbelievably thoughtless'
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Austrian football team Like Hitler? Incest rapist Josef Fritz? Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet 'unbelievably thoughtless'
By: Sydney Smith
August 23, 2014 04:38 PM EST
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet apologized after one of its columnists compared a football [soccer] team to both Adolf Hitler and the infamous incest rapist Josef Fritzl. The Aug. 12 column, "Direst of football teams...
201 complaints dog Sky News' Malaysian crash coverage, UK broadcast regulator investigating
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201 complaints dog Sky News' Malaysian crash coverage, UK broadcast regulator investigating
By: Sydney Smith
August 23, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Sky News will be investigated by UK broadcast regulator OfCom after host Colin Brazier sifted through a Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash victim's belongings, the Guardian reported. "There are grounds to...
How Australian media used James Foley beheading images to save lives?
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How Australian media used James Foley beheading images to save lives?
By: Sydney Smith
August 22, 2014 10:23 PM EST
Earlier this week, terrorist group ISIS released a video showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. How media covered the video and used still images from the graphic video prompted ethical questions, as...
Random People Misidentified as WWI Private, Relative in Photo,  Canadian Press issues Kill Notice,
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Random People Misidentified as WWI Private, Relative in Photo, Canadian Press issues Kill Notice,
By: Sydney Smith
August 22, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Toronto Star, the Canadian Press and The Veterans Affairs in Ottawa all wrongly identified a photo of a man and a woman as of Private Thomas Lawless and his cousin during World War I. Because of the error, the...
BuzzFeed Unpublishes approx. 5,000 posts unfit for 'editorial standards'
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BuzzFeed Unpublishes approx. 5,000 posts unfit for 'editorial standards'
By: Sydney Smith
August 21, 2014 05:00 AM EST
BuzzFeed unpublished more than 4,900 posts in April, Gawker reported. While BuzzFeed didn't confirm the count to Gawker, Gawker compared stories per author in mid-April to late April. "Though the precise number...
How Media Covered James Foley beheading: NYPost's front page like death porn (Commentary)
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How Media Covered James Foley beheading: NYPost's front page like death porn (Commentary)
By: Sydney Smith
August 20, 2014 09:51 AM EST
The New York Post went too far this morning with its print edition's cover image showing freelance journalist James Foley about to be beheaded. The front cover, headlined "SAVAGES: ISIS beheads American...
Dutch newspaper posts fake death story for soccer player Johan Cruyff
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Dutch newspaper posts fake death story for soccer player Johan Cruyff
By: Sydney Smith
August 20, 2014 09:26 AM EST
A Dutch newspaper wrongly reported that Johan Cruyff died, the Guardian reported. Cruyff is "Holland's most famous (and best) football player of all time," according to Dutch news site The newspaper...
UK police officer & mom made $4K selling stories to the Sun, sentenced to jail
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UK police officer & mom made $4K selling stories to the Sun, sentenced to jail
By: Sydney Smith
August 20, 2014 05:00 AM EST
After selling two stories to the UK Sun, former police officer Thomas Ridgeway pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office and ended up in jail. Ridgeway had his mother sell the stories to the paper and split the cash with...
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson's Home aired on TV, KSDK Apologizes for 'Mistake'
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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson's Home aired on TV, KSDK Apologizes for 'Mistake'
By: Sydney Smith
August 19, 2014 12:44 PM EST
St. Louis NBC-affiliate news KSDK identified Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson's home in an on-air broadcast Aug. 16. Wilson's fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9 has prompted...
Being Gay is a 'Weird Quirk'? Rooster's Gavin McInnes on leave after offensive Thought Catalog article
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Being Gay is a 'Weird Quirk'? Rooster's Gavin McInnes on leave after offensive Thought Catalog article
By: Sydney Smith
August 19, 2014 11:40 AM EST
After writing for Thought Catalog about transphobia, Gavin McInnes must take an "indefinite leave of absence" from his job as chief creative officer for New York ad agency Rooster, Ad Week reported. McInnes's...
Do Reddit New 'Pressiquette' Guidelines for Journalists Undermine Fair Use?
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Do Reddit New 'Pressiquette' Guidelines for Journalists Undermine Fair Use?
By: Sydney Smith
August 19, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Reddit has released new advice for journalists reporting on information found on Reddit that appears to undermine fair use in copyright law. The guidelines, titled "pressiquette," request journalists properly...
Julian Assange to leave Embassy? 'Suitcase is Packed' WikiLeaks Spokesperson Says
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Julian Assange to leave Embassy? 'Suitcase is Packed' WikiLeaks Spokesperson Says
By: Sydney Smith
August 18, 2014 07:24 PM EST
Amidst reports of ill health, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been staying at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years, gave a press conference Monday indicating he may leave the embassy, the New York Times...
2 Phone Hackers Out of Jail already
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2 Phone Hackers Out of Jail already
By: Sydney Smith
August 18, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Two convicted News of the World phone hackers have already been released from prison. Former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former news editor Greg Miskiw were "released after serving 37 days of their...
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