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July 9, 2014 01:49 PM

40+ Charges For Fake Sky News AU reporter, Interviewed Football Star

For clarification, the 40+ charges against Hicks are not because of his impersonation of a Sky News reporter, but because of other actions. The police were notified of Hicks' impersonation of a reporter but there are no criminal charges for impersonating a journalist unless you gain some sort of benefit. While Sky News did tell iMediaEthics the police were investigating the accusations of posing as a reporter, the police told us they did not conduct a formal investigation. For more on the case, read iMediaEthics' in-depth story:

March 6, 2014 11:40 AM

'Intent to Deceive' What Art Forgers have in common with Journalism Hoaxers

iMediaEthics re-worded a caption for the painting of a woman and a ‘Fauve Landscape’. To be precise, the paintings are in the style of Modigliani and de Vlaminck, respectively, signed by the forger, de Hory, as opposed to, his earlier behavior where he signed the artist's names in an illegal attempt to pass off the work as originals. Thanks to Mark Forgy, de Hory's heir, for pointing this out.

March 19, 2012 12:15 PM

Public Radio's This American Life Retracts Mike Daisey FoxConn Story with Fabrications

NPR issued a retraction for using part of the This American Life program on Daisey. To clarify, This American Life is aired by "WBEZ Chicago PublicRadio, and distributed by Public Radio International," but NPR airs a podcast of This American Life.

March 8, 2011 12:20 AM

Fact Checking the Fact Checkers

Clarified this sentence: Media Trackers, a Wisconsin media watchdog group, criticized the state fact checking organization PolitiFact Wisconsin for being "in nitpick mode" in its fact checking of a statement made by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, according to PolitiFact Bias.