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Pennsylvania Newspaper Sorry for Execute Obama Letter
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Pennsylvania Newspaper Sorry for Execute Obama Letter
By: Sydney Smith
May 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Pennsylvania Daily Item apologized for an inappropriate and inexcusable letter to the editor it published, the Huffington Post reported. The letter called for a "regime change" in the United States and...
Michael LaCour responds to Fabrication Claims against Same-Sex Marriage Study Science Retracted
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Michael LaCour responds to Fabrication Claims against Same-Sex Marriage Study Science Retracted
By: Sydney Smith
May 29, 2015 08:47 PM EST
UCLA graduate student Michael LaCour issued his long-awaited response to the controversy surrounding his same-sex marriage study which Science has now...
Denmark Radio Host Killed Rabbit on Air, Says it wasn't a Stunt
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Denmark Radio Host Killed Rabbit on Air, Says it wasn't a Stunt
By: Sydney Smith
May 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A personality on the Danish radio station  Radio24syv beat a rabbit to death with a bicycle pump on the air May 25 and then ate it, the Huffington Post reported. The host of the show, Asger Juhl, "said he...
Science Retracts Same-Sex Marriage Study
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Science Retracts Same-Sex Marriage Study
By: Sydney Smith
May 28, 2015 02:25 PM EST
Science journal announced today that it is retracting the controversial same-sex marraige study. Below read the satement: "Today, Thursday, 28 May, 2015, Science, with the concurrence of author Donald P. Green,...
Did Runner's World Plagiarize? Site Defends as 'Parody'
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Did Runner's World Plagiarize? Site Defends as 'Parody'
By: Sydney Smith
May 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Runner's World lifted content from CSNPhilly but went back to add attribution after sports media blog Awful Announcing called it out. Awful Announcing...
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...
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...
Stephanopoulos Apologizes on-air for Donation to Clinton Foundation
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Stephanopoulos Apologizes on-air for Donation to Clinton Foundation
By: Sydney Smith
May 16, 2015 12:03 PM EST
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos apologized  on air yesterday morning for his undisclosed $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation, Mediaite reported. In a brief statement on Good Morning America,...
Sun Reporter Paid Cop $35K for stories including Fake Airport Story
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Sun Reporter Paid Cop $35K for stories including Fake Airport Story
By: Sydney Smith
May 16, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Anthony France, the Sun's crime reporter, is accused of paying police officer Tim Edwards "more than £22,000 for 38 stories over three years," the Press Gazette reported.  That is about $35,000...
5 Tips for Reviewing Health News Stories
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5 Tips for Reviewing Health News Stories
By: Sydney Smith
May 15, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Gary Schwitzer, who reviews health journalism reporting daily for his site Health News Review, offered five tips for evaluating the quality of health news stories in a recent interview with the Minnesota...
Andy Coulson's Perjury Trial Starts Tomorrow
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Andy Coulson's Perjury Trial Starts Tomorrow
By: Sydney Smith
May 14, 2015 08:36 PM EST
Andy Coulson's perjury trial in Scotland will begin Friday, the Guardian reported. He has pleaded not guilty, the BBC said. Coulson, the former News of the World editor and former communications director for PM...
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Gave $75K to Clinton Foundation
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ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Gave $75K to Clinton Foundation
By: Sydney Smith
May 14, 2015 10:54 AM EST
ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos disclosed today that he gave $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation over the past few years. After initially saying this morning that he gave $50,000, Stephanopoulos later...
Pennsylvania Journalist Fired for Plagiarism, Investigation found 5 plagiarized articles
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Pennsylvania Journalist Fired for Plagiarism, Investigation found 5 plagiarized articles
By: Sydney Smith
May 14, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Times Leader fired a reporter who plagiarized in at least five stories, the paper's executive editor George Spohr reported. The reporter, who wasn't named, was fired a few weeks ago and the Times Leader...
Will Australia's Courier-Mail be sued over ISIS Doctor Photo?
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Will Australia's Courier-Mail be sued over ISIS Doctor Photo?
By: Sydney Smith
May 13, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Courier-Mail in Australia published a photo of ISIS doctor Tareq Kamleh with another doctor last week and may now get sued, Australian media news site Crikey reported. Kamleh, a doctor, left Australia to join...
Mohamed Fahmy Sues Al Jazeera, Alleges Negligence
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Mohamed Fahmy Sues Al Jazeera, Alleges Negligence
By: Sydney Smith
May 12, 2015 11:03 PM EST
Mohamed Fahmy, one of the Al Jazeera journalists being re-tried in Egypt after having a previous conviction overturned, is suing Al Jazeera for negligence, the BBC reported. Fahmy wants 100 million Canadian dollars for...
UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone for Rape on Campus libel
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UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone for Rape on Campus libel
By: Sydney Smith
May 12, 2015 04:15 PM EST
Nicole Eramo, UVA's associate dean of students, is now suing Rolling Stone for its now-discredited "Rape in Campus" report by Sabrina Rubin Erderly. Eramo's lawsuit claims Rolling Stone made her...
Reporter in Relationship w/ Baltimore Prosecutor will 'Step Back' Freddie Gray Coverage
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Reporter in Relationship w/ Baltimore Prosecutor will 'Step Back' Freddie Gray Coverage
By: Sydney Smith
May 12, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A reporter for Baltimore NBC-affiliate TV news WBAL said she will "step back" her role in reporting on Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Sun reported. Gray died in Baltimore police custody last month. The...
Why Bloomberg's Mark Halperin Apologized to Ted Cruz
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Why Bloomberg's Mark Halperin Apologized to Ted Cruz
By: Sydney Smith
May 11, 2015 07:05 PM EST
Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin had to apologize to Senator Ted Cruz after a tone-deaf interview about Cruz's background. Halperin admitted "poor tone and timing" in his interview and...
Wrong Photo: Venezuela Riots Shown as Baltimore Protests by Memphis TV News
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Wrong Photo: Venezuela Riots Shown as Baltimore Protests by Memphis TV News
By: Sydney Smith
May 11, 2015 04:19 PM EST
Memphis Fox-affiliate My Fox Memphis wrongly used a photo of fiery riots in Venezuela to depict the protests in Baltimore. The station apologized on Facebook for its error, admitting it was a fact-check...
Filipinos are Nannies? Toronto Star Editors Didn't Vet Rosie DiManno's Mayweather-Pacquiao Column
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Filipinos are Nannies? Toronto Star Editors Didn't Vet Rosie DiManno's Mayweather-Pacquiao Column
By: Sydney Smith
May 11, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Readers were offended by Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno's degrading comments about Filipinos, Star public editor Kathy English reported.  DiManno suggested that Filipinos are all...
Miami Student Hits Delete: Reporter Didn't Tell Sources Story would be Published
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Miami Student Hits Delete: Reporter Didn't Tell Sources Story would be Published
By: Sydney Smith
May 10, 2015 01:16 PM EST
The Miami Student, the student newspaper for Ohio's Miami University, unpublished and retracted a story that included a fake quote attributed to the school's hockey team member Jay Williams. Sources for the...
$15 Million Lawsuit against Al Jazeera America, 3 Resignations & 1 Demotion
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$15 Million Lawsuit against Al Jazeera America, 3 Resignations & 1 Demotion
By: Sydney Smith
May 09, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Al Jazeera America axed its CEO, and three other executives from the news network resigned this week. Ehab Al Shihabi is no longer CEO.  The Daily Beast argued that Al Shihabi wasn't fired but just demoted and...
HBO Not Guilty in Libel Trial over 2008 Child Labor Report
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HBO Not Guilty in Libel Trial over 2008 Child Labor Report
By: Sydney Smith
May 08, 2015 06:27 PM EST
HBO was found not guilty of libeling a British sporting goods company. As iMediaEthics previously reported, HBO was on trial this past month over a 2008 report "Children of Industry," which claimed the...
 'Migrants are like bugs,' UK Sun Comment, 'Vicious, racist ' says UK Journalists Union
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'Migrants are like bugs,' UK Sun Comment, 'Vicious, racist ' says UK Journalists Union
By: Sydney Smith
May 08, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK National Union of Journalists slammed new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) for its handling of 400 complaints over a column comparing migrants to bugs. Sun columnist Katie...
Online Media Awards Nominations Announced, iMediaEthics up for Best Specialist Site Journalism
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Online Media Awards Nominations Announced, iMediaEthics up for Best Specialist Site Journalism
By: Sydney Smith
May 07, 2015 12:39 PM EST
The Drum has announced just now the nominations for its fifth annual Online Media Awards, held next month in London. iMediaEthics is pleased to report we are nominated for the Best Specialist Site for Journalism. The...
Maltese Politician doesn't have secret HSBC Swiss account, Newspaper settles libel suit
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Maltese Politician doesn't have secret HSBC Swiss account, Newspaper settles libel suit
By: Sydney Smith
May 07, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Times of Malta settled a libel lawsuit filed against it by Maltese politician John Dalli, the newspaper reported. The newspaper's story wrongly suggested Dalli had a "secret HSBC Swiss bank...
Hoaxer Said he was Dating Step-sister, Pranked Australian Radio Show
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Hoaxer Said he was Dating Step-sister, Pranked Australian Radio Show
By: Sydney Smith
May 06, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Triple J Hack was just the latest to be hoaxed by a prankster who boasts that he has duped the media four times in the past six months, ABC's Media Watch reported. The...
Migrants are Cockroaches? 400+ Discrimination Complaints over Katie Hopkins Column Rejected by IPSO Regulator
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Migrants are Cockroaches? 400+ Discrimination Complaints over Katie Hopkins Column Rejected by IPSO Regulator
By: Sydney Smith
May 05, 2015 01:30 PM EST
UK press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation has received more than 400 complaints over Sun columnist Katie Hopkins' column comparing migrants to cockroaches, IPSO director of external affairs Niall...
Chinese Gov revokes Media Licenses after Extortion Scandal
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Chinese Gov revokes Media Licenses after Extortion Scandal
By: Sydney Smith
May 05, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Chinese government shut down the 21st Century Business Herald news site for extortion, the Associated Press reported. The government "revoked the publishing licenses" site and its weekly newspaper Money...
Fox News Retracts: Baltimore Police Didn't Shoot Black Male in Back
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Fox News Retracts: Baltimore Police Didn't Shoot Black Male in Back
By: Sydney Smith
May 04, 2015 03:53 PM EST
Fox News reported that "a Fox News crew witnessed a young black male running from police before he was shot." But now Fox has retracted that, with host Shepard Smith saying its staff was wrong and that it...
Strange Twist? Chinese news outlet sues Businessman for Libel
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Strange Twist? Chinese news outlet sues Businessman for Libel
By: Sydney Smith
May 04, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Chinese businessman Guo Wengui complained about three Chinese news outlets, Caixin, Tencents and Caijing, and their investigations about him. In response, one of the outlets, Caixin, said it is suing him for libel over his...
2 Buffalo TV stations Suspend Host for Baltimore Tweet
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2 Buffalo TV stations Suspend Host for Baltimore Tweet
By: Sydney Smith
May 03, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Two Buffalo, New York TV news stations, ABC-affiliate WKBW and WBBZ, suspended host Eddy Dobosiewicz, a comedian, for comparing Freddie Gray protestors in Baltimore to "animals." His tweet showed a picture of...
Don't Pose as Hospital Staff to Cover Kate Middleton & Royal Baby, Royal Prank DJ Mel Greig warns
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Don't Pose as Hospital Staff to Cover Kate Middleton & Royal Baby, Royal Prank DJ Mel Greig warns
By: Sydney Smith
May 02, 2015 12:47 PM EST
Mel Greig, one of the two Australian radio hosts who prank-called King Edwards VII hospital in 2012 to try to learn information about Kate Middleton's new baby or hospital stay, has spoken out this week with advice for...
NPR & Times of London Had same Quotes b/c Journos went on Reporting Trip Together
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NPR & Times of London Had same Quotes b/c Journos went on Reporting Trip Together
By: Sydney Smith
May 02, 2015 05:00 AM EST
National Public Radio listeners were confused to see similar stories on NPR and the Times of London using some of the same quotes and interviewing the same people. Both "stories reported on the economic...
Japan's Public Broadcaster Disciplines 15, Admits 'Excessive Staging' interviews
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Japan's Public Broadcaster Disciplines 15, Admits 'Excessive Staging' interviews
By: Sydney Smith
May 01, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Japanese broadcast news outlet NHK included "excessive staging" and erred in its reporting on debt. Because of the staging, "15 employees will be disciplined" the Japan Times reported. NHK...
Freddie Gray Instagram gets Baltimore Radio Host suspended
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Freddie Gray Instagram gets Baltimore Radio Host suspended
By: Sydney Smith
April 30, 2015 09:30 PM EST
Pittsburgh radio station WAMO 100 suspended one of its hosts, Mike Jax (real name Mike Jackson), for comments he posted on Instagram about Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, died April 19 in Baltimore, Maryland police custody. His...
Forbes Writer Quits after Sexism & Media Story Unpublished
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Forbes Writer Quits after Sexism & Media Story Unpublished
By: Sydney Smith
April 30, 2015 12:33 PM EST
A Forbes contributor quit after the site unpublished one of his articles, "Sexism And The Media: As Election Heats Up, Are We Nearer To Tipping Point For Equality?" The writer, Tom Watson, announced his...
ABC News: We did contact Kris Jenner for Bruce Jenner interview
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ABC News: We did contact Kris Jenner for Bruce Jenner interview
By: Sydney Smith
April 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Kris Jenner claimed on Twitter last weekend that ABC News never contacted her for comment about Diane Sawyer's interview with her ex-husband Bruce Jenner, where he confirmed he is transitioning as a transgender...
Philippines Newspapers Wrongly Say Woman executed, She was given last-minute reprieve
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Philippines Newspapers Wrongly Say Woman executed, She was given last-minute reprieve
By: Sydney Smith
April 29, 2015 09:43 PM EST
Numerous Filipino newspapers wrongly reported on their front pages on the death by execution of Mary Jane Veloso, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reported. But Veloso, who is from the Philippines, wasn't...
'I wholeheartedly retract' veterans comment, CNN's Brooke Baldwin offers 'tremendous' apology
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'I wholeheartedly retract' veterans comment, CNN's Brooke Baldwin offers 'tremendous' apology
By: Sydney Smith
April 29, 2015 06:25 PM EST
CNN's Brooke Baldwin apologized for suggesting U.S. veterans were at fault for the Baltimore riots, saying that when they return "they are ready to do...
UK Times Wrong to Publish 2006 Photo of Murder Suspect with Fmr Co-Worker
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UK Times Wrong to Publish 2006 Photo of Murder Suspect with Fmr Co-Worker
By: Sydney Smith
April 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Times of London invaded the privacy of a random woman when reporting on a a man charged with murder in Hong Kong. Publishing a photo from Facebook of the woman with the subject of the article, Rurik Jutting, from...
Joni Mitchell is NOT in a Coma: A List of Outlets that Said she Was
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Joni Mitchell is NOT in a Coma: A List of Outlets that Said she Was
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 08:02 PM EST
The media went crazy today reporting that famous folk singer Joni Mitchell was in a coma. But, she's not. Her representatives took to Twitter and her website tonight to combat the...
NYT Obit Mixes up Honeymooners' Star with Her Sister
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NYT Obit Mixes up Honeymooners' Star with Her Sister
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April 28, 2015 03:57 PM EST
The New York Times mixed up two actresses who are sisters in an obituary this week. The Times originally reported Monday, April 27 on the death of Jayne Meadows, listing her as the star of the TV show the Honeymooners...
It's Ethics Week: Minimize Harm, SPJ reminds
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It's Ethics Week: Minimize Harm, SPJ reminds
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 03:52 PM EST
This week is Ethics Week for the Society of Professional Journalists. This year's theme is "Minimize Harm," the SPJ's ethics chair Andrew Seaman blogged. "Ethics Week is a time to recognize...
NY Daily News, News Outlets Take Down Bruce Jenner Dress Photos, Will Jenner Sue?
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NY Daily News, News Outlets Take Down Bruce Jenner Dress Photos, Will Jenner Sue?
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 03:27 PM EST
Bruce Jenner may sue over photos of him in a dress taken by a long-lens paparazzi photographer for X17 photo agency, the NY Post reported. The photos showed what appeared to be Jenner wearing a striped long dress and...
UK Prison Documentary had Nudity, 78 Bleeped words, & F-Bomb, Must meet with Media regulator
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UK Prison Documentary had Nudity, 78 Bleeped words, & F-Bomb, Must meet with Media regulator
By: Sydney Smith
April 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Local Welsh TV channel Made in Cardiff crossed the line with British broadcast regulator OfCom, the regulator said in its latest report. While the station has gotten into trouble before with the regulator, the staff...
Sex Tape Suicide Coverage gets 48 Slovenian Journalists in Trouble with Ethics Group
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Sex Tape Suicide Coverage gets 48 Slovenian Journalists in Trouble with Ethics Group
By: Sydney Smith
April 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Almost 50 Slovenian journalists were slammed by the Association of Slovenian Journalists' ethics group for their reporting on a sex tape and the suicide of a school principal. "As many as 12 media outlets acted...
Latvian Plane, Russian Plane same Thing? Channel 4 Called out by regulator OfCom for error
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Latvian Plane, Russian Plane same Thing? Channel 4 Called out by regulator OfCom for error
By: Sydney Smith
April 26, 2015 05:00 AM EST
UK Channel 4 broke broadcast regulations when it used the wrong audio clip with a report on "Russia's foreign and military policy in Eastern and Western Europe," broadcast regulator OfCom ruled. The Nov....
Bruce Jenner Transgender Reporting: Why ABC News Used Male Pronouns
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Bruce Jenner Transgender Reporting: Why ABC News Used Male Pronouns
By: Sydney Smith
April 25, 2015 08:22 PM EST
In a much-anticipated interview, Bruce Jenner confirmed the rumors that he is transitioning and identifies a transgender woman. The news also raises questions of how media should report on transgender issues and which...
CBS's 60 Minutes Warns Viewers about Graphic Sarin Gas Video
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CBS's 60 Minutes Warns Viewers about Graphic Sarin Gas Video
By: Sydney Smith
April 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
CBS News showed graphic video of a sarin gas attack in Syria in 2013 last weekend but warned viewers online and during the broadcast. The April 19 report, broadcast on 60 Minutes, "A Crime against Humanity,"...
PBS Apologizes for Not Reporting Ben Affleck Slave-Owning Ancestor or Request
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PBS Apologizes for Not Reporting Ben Affleck Slave-Owning Ancestor or Request
By: Sydney Smith
April 24, 2015 06:28 PM EST
Two PBS executive producers -- Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Dyllan McGee apologized for agreeing to ignore the fact that one of the ancestors of movie star Ben Affleck owned slaves on the PBS show Finding...
Star Wars is Racist, Sexist & Homophobic? BBC Duped by Tweeter
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Star Wars is Racist, Sexist & Homophobic? BBC Duped by Tweeter
By: Sydney Smith
April 24, 2015 01:39 PM EST
The BBC was duped by a Twitter hoaxer last week into an awkward on-air interview with a man slamming Star Wars, the UK Telegraph reported. The BBC Radio aired to do a segment about the upcoming new movie Star Wars...
Writer complains after Mail lifts his work, weirdly lists him on byline
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Writer complains after Mail lifts his work, weirdly lists him on byline
By: Sydney Smith
April 24, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Mail lifted work from a writer for Vice's Motherboard, but listed him in the byline for the article. In defense, the Mail's writer said the newspaper has an arangement with the writer's publisher...
HBO on Trial for Defamation over 2008 Child Labor report
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HBO on Trial for Defamation over 2008 Child Labor report
By: Sydney Smith
April 23, 2015 06:38 PM EST
HBO is being sued for libel over a 2008 report that claimed British sporting goods company Mitre Sports International used child labor in India. Mitre claims that the September 2008 report on "Real Sports with...
California's Daily Nexus Retracts Endorsement, Paper didn't follow 'appropriate' endorsement process
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California's Daily Nexus Retracts Endorsement, Paper didn't follow 'appropriate' endorsement process
By: Sydney Smith
April 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Nexus, the student newspaper for the University of California, Santa Barbara, retracted an endorsement for a student election. The Nexus said that its "endorsement process was...
PBS Investigating Ben Affleck Slave-owning Ancestor Episode after Sony e-mails posted on Wikileaks
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PBS Investigating Ben Affleck Slave-owning Ancestor Episode after Sony e-mails posted on Wikileaks
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 08:24 PM EST
U.S. public broadcaster PBS is investigating its producers' agreement to not report that actor Ben Affleck's ancestor owned slaves, the New York Times reported. PBS confirmed on its website that  "PBS...
Sky News, UK outlets cleared on Charlie Hebdo coverage
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Sky News, UK outlets cleared on Charlie Hebdo coverage
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 07:17 PM EST
It was OK for Sky News to show a video of the murder of a police officer earlier this year, media regulator OfCom ruled. Sky News aired a video taken by a bystander showing the officer being shot. It "edited out...
Sun Columnist Compares Migrants to Cockroaches, 250K complain on Change.org petition
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Sun Columnist Compares Migrants to Cockroaches, 250K complain on Change.org petition
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 11:08 AM EST
Readers complained but the Sun has so far stood by columnist Katie Hopkins who recently compared African migrants to "cockroaches,' the Press Gazette reported. The Sun's head of public relations told...
UK Mail Unpublishes Old Photo used with 2015 ISIS story
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UK Mail Unpublishes Old Photo used with 2015 ISIS story
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
he UK Daily Mail used a photo dating back to at least 2014 showing three masked apparent militants pointing guns at three people and claimed it was a photo of a recent ISIS execution. Days after iMediaEthics...
BuzzFeed Deleted 3 Posts because of Advertisers, New Review Finds
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BuzzFeed Deleted 3 Posts because of Advertisers, New Review Finds
By: Sydney Smith
April 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
BuzzFeed admitted this weekend that it unpublished three stories for advertising reasons, Gawker reported. Earlier this month, BuzzFeed stirred up controversy when it deleted a story critical of Dove, an advertiser....
NPR Latino USA episode on 'Chuy' Garcia candidate failed standards, NPR says
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NPR Latino USA episode on 'Chuy' Garcia candidate failed standards, NPR says
By: Sydney Smith
April 20, 2015 10:59 PM EST
Listeners complained and NPR agreed about claims of bias in a Latino USA's episode broadcast on NPR. The then-Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's campaign was featured in a one-sided program...
Baltimore City Paper Axes Comic Strip, says it's Offensive & Anti-Women
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Baltimore City Paper Axes Comic Strip, says it's Offensive & Anti-Women
By: Sydney Smith
April 20, 2015 10:46 PM EST
The Baltimore City Paper axed a comic strip of 15 years, "Maakies" and its cartoonist because of its offensiveness. The paper's editor Evan Serpick explained to readers the decision after the cartoonist...
Why did South African Newspaper Quit Press Council? Hires Public Editor instead?
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Why did South African Newspaper Quit Press Council? Hires Public Editor instead?
By: Sydney Smith
April 20, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New Age, a newspaper in South Africa, announced last month it is getting a public editor, according to News 24. The public editor decision came after the newspaper decided to quit the press council. The New Age said...
UK Express Corrects Photo 'of a child reaching for a handgun,' Says should've been shotgun
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UK Express Corrects Photo 'of a child reaching for a handgun,' Says should've been shotgun
By: Sydney Smith
April 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Express admitted it was wrong to use a photograph of a child reaching for a handgun with a story. However, the correction wasn't added because the photo was inappropriate, but because it just didn't fit...
Fatal Accident Victim wrongly IDed by Australian TV, Regulator Finds
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Fatal Accident Victim wrongly IDed by Australian TV, Regulator Finds
By: Sydney Smith
April 19, 2015 04:00 AM EST
Australia's WIN Television got in trouble with the country's broadcast regulator after its broadcast made it possible for a man to figure out his mother was killed. As part of a report on a fatal car crash last...
Al Jazeera Gets Suspended 5 days in India for Showing Wrong Maps
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Al Jazeera Gets Suspended 5 days in India for Showing Wrong Maps
By: Sydney Smith
April 18, 2015 05:00 AM EST
India's government is suspending Al Jazeera for five days as a penalty for an error -- showing the wrong map of India, Pakistan's Express Tribune reported. India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry is...
NYTimes hoaxed by Twitter Source, Scrubs E-Cigarette story
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NYTimes hoaxed by Twitter Source, Scrubs E-Cigarette story
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 08:30 PM EST
The New York Times was hoaxed by a Twitter user it interviewed for a story on the use of e-cigarettes, "Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says." The Times published an editor's note...
Will news outlets have to pay for Walter Scott shooting video? No cease & desist for Post & Courier, NYT
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Will news outlets have to pay for Walter Scott shooting video? No cease & desist for Post & Courier, NYT
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 07:08 PM EST
Will news outlets really have to pay $10,000 to show the viral video showing the shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C.  by police officer Michael Slager? The New York Times reported Friday that...
Swedish Prosecution Responds to Julian Assange's Interview Agreement
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Swedish Prosecution Responds to Julian Assange's Interview Agreement
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 12:25 PM EST
The Swedish prosecution responded today to Julian Assange's yesterday consent to be interviewed by Swedish authorities in London. Assange's lawyer told the prosecution yesterday he would agree to the interview,...
Charges against 9 UK Journalists for Payments Dropped
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Charges against 9 UK Journalists for Payments Dropped
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 12:02 PM EST
Big news in the UK police investigation and charges against journalists. Today the UK Crown Prosecution Service dropped charges against nine journalists for paying public officials -- or commiting misconduct in public...
NBC News' Richard Engel Changes Kidnapping Story, Why didn't NBC News tell him Kidnappers weren't Shia?
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NBC News' Richard Engel Changes Kidnapping Story, Why didn't NBC News tell him Kidnappers weren't Shia?
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 11:25 AM EST
NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and five other people in his crew were kidnapped for five days in 2012 in Syria.  He told the story of his kidnapping for NBC News and Vanity Fair at the time. This...
Ohio U student editor suspended after secret agreement to not criticize School Prez
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Ohio U student editor suspended after secret agreement to not criticize School Prez
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Post, the student-run newspaper for Ohio University, apologized to readers after an opinion editor made a secret agreement not to publish negative opinion articles about Ohio University President Roderick...
BuzzFeed writer whose story was deleted quits
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BuzzFeed writer whose story was deleted quits
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 05:52 PM EST
Arabelle Sicardi announced she's quitting BuzzFeed this week days afer the site deleted and then re-instated one of her articles. Sicardi had blogged about Dove's new ad campaign. BuzzFeed deleted her post...
ESPN suspends Britt McHenry after Leaked Parking Lot Video
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ESPN suspends Britt McHenry after Leaked Parking Lot Video
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 05:16 PM EST
ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry after a video was leaked showing her verbally attacking a parking lot attendant. ESPN PR person Mike Soltys just tweeted   Britt McHenry has been suspended for one...
Julian Assange agrees to interview w Swedish authorities in London
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Julian Assange agrees to interview w Swedish authorities in London
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 01:40 PM EST
Julian Assange has agreed to be questioned by Swedish authorities in London, Sweden's the Local reported. "We have today sent a confirmation to prosecutors that Julian Assange agrees to be questioned. He assumes...
2 Execs Out after CBC's Jian Ghomeshi Investigation
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2 Execs Out after CBC's Jian Ghomeshi Investigation
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 12:56 PM EST
Dying Woman Photo: Should Mail Online, Mirror have published it?
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Dying Woman Photo: Should Mail Online, Mirror have published it?
By: Sydney Smith
April 16, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Was it OK for the Mail Online, the Mirror, the Associated Press and National Post to publish a photo of a woman who was dying? Last month, the Mail ran a photo...
Kim Kardashian Photoshopped out by Ultra-Orthodox Site b/c she's 'Pornographic'
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Kim Kardashian Photoshopped out by Ultra-Orthodox Site b/c she's 'Pornographic'
By: Sydney Smith
April 15, 2015 12:56 PM EST
Orthodox Jewish news site Kikar HaShabbat Photoshopped two photos to cover up Kim Kardashian because she is a "pornographic symbol," Gossip Cop reported.  The photos showed Kardashian, Kanye West and...
 UK Mirror Undercover Sexting Ruse OKed by Regulator
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UK Mirror Undercover Sexting Ruse OKed by Regulator
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April 15, 2015 05:00 AM EST
It was OK for a reporter to set up a sting posing as a woman on Twitter, according to the UK press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organization's latest ruling. The ruse ultimately resulted in getting explicit...
Jon Stewart takes on Rolling Stone's UVA rape story on Daily Show
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Jon Stewart takes on Rolling Stone's UVA rape story on Daily Show
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 10:09 PM EST
Jon Stewart often takes the media to task for its bad reporting, but the Comedy Central host of the Daily Show slammed Rolling Stone for its failures in its "Rape on Campus" report by Sabrina Rubin...
Journalism Award Finalists Announced, 'Mirror' Winners announced in June
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Journalism Award Finalists Announced, 'Mirror' Winners announced in June
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 10:06 PM EST
Syracuse University's Newhouse School announced the finalists for its annual Mirror Awards today. Finalists include journalists at Yahoo, Columbia Journalism Review, the New Republic, Nieman Reports, the Baltimore...
Nate Silver to Vox: 'Stop stealing' FiveThirtyEight's charts
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Nate Silver to Vox: 'Stop stealing' FiveThirtyEight's charts
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 01:14 PM EST
Data journalist Nate Silver called out news site Vox for "stealing" charts from other outlets including his site fivethirtyeight.com. Vox's editor-in-chief Ezra Klein responded with a long post defending his...
Bell Media Prez fired for Interfering with News reporting
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Bell Media Prez fired for Interfering with News reporting
By: Sydney Smith
April 14, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Bell Media fired its president Kevin Crull for trying to interfere with its journalism at Canada's CTV. Last month, Crull told Bell Media-owned CTV and BNN not to interview the head of Canadian Radio-Television and...
There was a warrant for Walter Scott, AP erred by saying no
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There was a warrant for Walter Scott, AP erred by saying no
By: Sydney Smith
April 13, 2015 09:08 PM EST
Was there a warrant out for Walter Scott, the 50-year-old South Carolina man killed by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager April 4? Yes, although the Associated Press said there wasn't Friday and now has...
Salisbury Journal fact check fail: Sorry we said you've been bankrupt and got away 'scot-free'
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Salisbury Journal fact check fail: Sorry we said you've been bankrupt and got away 'scot-free'
By: Sydney Smith
April 13, 2015 12:00 PM EST
The UK Salisbury Journal falsely reported William Harrison-Allen, the former chairman of the Salisbury City Football Club, was "bankrupt a few times," the Press Gazette reported. Harrison-Allen won an apology...
'I am basically holding a bomb in my hand,' NBC News sued by Sporting Goods Company for false claim
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'I am basically holding a bomb in my hand,' NBC News sued by Sporting Goods Company for false claim
By: Sydney Smith
April 13, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A sporting goods company claims NBC News and Kentucky NBC-affiliate WLEX-TV defamed it by saying its shooting targets are dangerous "bombs for sale." The company, Tannerite Sports, LLC, has filed a libel...
Plagiarism found in Japanese Newspaper Sankei Shimbun sports news, 3 journalists punished
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Plagiarism found in Japanese Newspaper Sankei Shimbun sports news, 3 journalists punished
By: Sydney Smith
April 13, 2015 04:00 AM EST
Japanese newspaper the Sankei Shimbun has "disciplined" three staffers after the newspaper was accused of plagiarism, the Japan Times reported. "There will be no excuse if the accusation is...
HBO's Silicon Valley Actor calls out Salon for Error
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HBO's Silicon Valley Actor calls out Salon for Error
By: Sydney Smith
April 12, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The news website Salon better double-check IMDB next time. Actor Kumail Nanjiani of HBO's Silicon Valley called out Salon for incorrectly saying he was a "regular" on CBS's hit show "The Big Bang...
Kate Moss left party in an ambulance? 3 Outlets apologize after not fact checking celebrity news
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Kate Moss left party in an ambulance? 3 Outlets apologize after not fact checking celebrity news
By: Sydney Smith
April 11, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Three UK news outlets falsely claimed Kate Moss left photographer Mario Testino's birthday party in an ambulance, the Press Gazette reported. The Mail on Sunday, the Sun and Grazia apologized this past week after...
Palestinians are 'Worthless Subhuman Beasts?' Times of Israel Unpublishes 'Malicious Hoax' attributed to Real Lawyer
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Palestinians are 'Worthless Subhuman Beasts?' Times of Israel Unpublishes 'Malicious Hoax' attributed to Real Lawyer
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2015 10:54 PM EST
The Times of Israel unpublished an article calling Palestinians "worthless subhuman beasts and vermin." The article went on to claim "The thing to be done about the 'Palestinians' is to KILL them,...
Don't say Germanwings Pilot Committed Suicide, NPR advises
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Don't say Germanwings Pilot Committed Suicide, NPR advises
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2015 09:24 PM EST
National Public Radio advised its staff against using the word "suicide" to describe Germanwings pilot Andrea Lubitz, who crashed a plane with 149 people on board last month. "There are at least two...
Nancy Reagan didn't back Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg Politics duped
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Nancy Reagan didn't back Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg Politics duped
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2015 08:21 PM EST
Bloomberg Politics fell for a hoax story saying Nancy Reagan is backing Hillary Clinton in a bid for president in 2016. The now-unpublished April 10 Bloomberg Politics story was headlined "Nancy Reagan Gives Her...
Why did Boston Judge Ban WHDH-TV Cameraman from Aaron Hernandez Trial?
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Why did Boston Judge Ban WHDH-TV Cameraman from Aaron Hernandez Trial?
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2015 05:31 PM EST
Boston's Channel 7 WHDH-TV was called out by a Massachusetts judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial for "juror harassment." The judge, Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh, said in court that two...
 BuzzFeed reinstates unpublished critical story about Dove ad campaign
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BuzzFeed reinstates unpublished critical story about Dove ad campaign
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2015 05:10 PM EST
 Why did BuzzFeed unpublish a blogpost that criticizes Dove soap, a big BuzzFeed advertiser? Gawker reported last night that an article by BuzzFeed beauty editor Arabelle Sicardi, "Dove Has Women Walk Through...
Why Toronto Star didn't ID 15-yr-old Canadian Diplomat's son as Miami murder suspect
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Why Toronto Star didn't ID 15-yr-old Canadian Diplomat's son as Miami murder suspect
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Canadian and American news outlets named the minor-aged son of a Canadian diplomat charged with two counts of felony murder. So why didn't the Toronto Star do the same? The newspaper's public editor Kathy English...
NYT Defends posting violent Walter Scott Shooting video, victim's criminal record
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NYT Defends posting violent Walter Scott Shooting video, victim's criminal record
By: Sydney Smith
April 09, 2015 09:41 PM EST
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan defended the Times' coverage of the shooting of Walter Scott. "I see nothing in the overall reporting and handling of this story that amounts to...
Cop who Sold Milly Dowler story to Sun gets 18 months in jail, What about reporters who paid?
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Cop who Sold Milly Dowler story to Sun gets 18 months in jail, What about reporters who paid?
By: Sydney Smith
April 09, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Former police officer Simon Quinn ended up in jail for selling story tips to the UK Sun, the Press Gazette reported. But what about the reporters who paid him? "The Sun paid for the information, and the...
'Dealings' with Bashar al-Assad regime ? False claim gets Oil Exec Libel Settlement from Mirror
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'Dealings' with Bashar al-Assad regime ? False claim gets Oil Exec Libel Settlement from Mirror
By: Sydney Smith
April 08, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Mirror donated money and apologized to oil executive Ayman Asfari after accusing him of "dealing with [the] Assad resime in Syria." "Asfari, group chief executive of oil and gas industry...
Media Beat: Insider guides to Columbia J School's Rolling Stone Report
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Media Beat: Insider guides to Columbia J School's Rolling Stone Report
By: Sydney Smith
April 07, 2015 05:01 PM EST
This weekend, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism released its long-awaited investigation into the failures that led Rolling Stone to publish its now-discredited story "A Rape on...
'Did we fool you?' USA Today Duped by Selfie Shoes hoax, Failed to fact check before publication
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'Did we fool you?' USA Today Duped by Selfie Shoes hoax, Failed to fact check before publication
By: Sydney Smith
April 07, 2015 11:38 AM EST
USA Today was duped by an April Fools' prank last week but didn't clearly tell readers that, Ad Week's Fishbowl NY reported.  It published a March 31 story, "Sorry, y'all - the selfie stick era is...
'Nothing says 'Let's go kill some Muslims' like country music,' MSNBC Guest Says
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'Nothing says 'Let's go kill some Muslims' like country music,' MSNBC Guest Says
By: Sydney Smith
April 07, 2015 11:07 AM EST
MSNBC had to apologize after a guest suggested country music makes people want to kill Muslims, Mediaite reported. The topic of country music came up in response to Ted Cruz's comments that he started listening to...
Imus commentator said Apple's Tim Cook is a 'bigot,'  Fox Business Network apologizes
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Imus commentator said Apple's Tim Cook is a 'bigot,' Fox Business Network apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
April 07, 2015 11:06 AM EST
Is Apple CEO Tim Cook a "bigot" for his Washington Post column on Indiana's "religious freedom" law? A commentator on Don Imus' show, Bernard McGuirk, aired on Fox Business Network, said so,...
Did French TV news channel BFMTV put hostages at risk ?
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Did French TV news channel BFMTV put hostages at risk ?
By: Sydney Smith
April 07, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Did French TV news channel BFMTV put hostages at risk with its coverage of the January attack on a Paris kosher supermarket? Six of the hostages are suing the network for its live coverage of the Jan. 9 attack by Amedy...
Rolling Stone UVA Rape Report out; 'A Story of Journalistic Failure,' Columbia J School concludes
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Rolling Stone UVA Rape Report out; 'A Story of Journalistic Failure,' Columbia J School concludes
By: Sydney Smith
April 06, 2015 02:56 PM EST
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism has released its investigation into Rolling Stone's November "Rape on Campus" article by freelance journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely about rape at the University of...
Rolling Stone will be sued over UVA Rape Story
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Rolling Stone will be sued over UVA Rape Story
By: Sydney Smith
April 06, 2015 01:34 PM EST
Rolling Stone is being sued by Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity falsely accused of gang rape in the now-retracted report by Sabrina Rubin Erderly about rape on the Univ. of Virginia's...
Columbia J School's Dean denies UVA source at fault at Rolling Stone Report Press Conference
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Columbia J School's Dean denies UVA source at fault at Rolling Stone Report Press Conference
By: Sydney Smith
April 06, 2015 12:35 PM EST
Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's Dean Steve Coll and Academic Dean Sheila Coronel took questions Monday from a full room of reporters about their recently released investigation into the now-discredted Rolling...
2 UVA Student Newspaper April Fools' articles unpublished for victimizing, stereotyping race
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2 UVA Student Newspaper April Fools' articles unpublished for victimizing, stereotyping race
By: Sydney Smith
April 06, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The University of Virginia student newspaper, Cavalier Daily, unpublished two April Fools Day articles that mocked an attack on a black student and imagined a fraternity theme party about Rosa Parks. "We deeply...
Was GermanWings Crash Cartoon Insensitive? Readers Complain, Paper Defends
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Was GermanWings Crash Cartoon Insensitive? Readers Complain, Paper Defends
By: Sydney Smith
April 05, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Globe and Mail defended an editorial cartoon on the March 24 Germanwings plane crash in the Alps. The cartoon by Brian Gable showed a man driving a car off the road while typing on what appeared to be a phone or...
Robert Durst is 'a member of a band'? AP confuses accused murderer with Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit Frontman
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Robert Durst is 'a member of a band'? AP confuses accused murderer with Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit Frontman
By: Sydney Smith
April 05, 2015 01:00 AM EST
 It was a pop culture mash-up in the Associated Press newsroom when the editors , preusumably asleep at the switch, allowed a big error to slip through to publication. The Associated Press confused real estate heir...
After scandals, 4 Public Editors hired by Asahi Shimbun, Japan's 2nd largest newspaper
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After scandals, 4 Public Editors hired by Asahi Shimbun, Japan's 2nd largest newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
April 04, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Japan's Asahi Shimbun will name Shiro Nakamura as its first ever in-house public editor next month, the newspaper told iMediaEthics. Asahi Shimbun will hire three more public editors, for a total of four, working...
Stuff news deeply regrets 'any suggestion' NZ Businessman was unethical, Hits delete
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Stuff news deeply regrets 'any suggestion' NZ Businessman was unethical, Hits delete
By: Sydney Smith
April 03, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Did a New Zealand-born former billionaire act unethically in Kenya? A New Zealand news site, Stuff.co.nz, originally published this claim but soon made a hasty retreat when it  retracted an article suggesting...
Fmr. News of the World Reporter's Bribery Conviction Thrown Out
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Fmr. News of the World Reporter's Bribery Conviction Thrown Out
By: Sydney Smith
April 02, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A former News of the World journalist convicted of bribing a public official has had his conviction thrown out, the Press Gazette reported. The journalist isn't named by the Press Gazette but  was found ...
 Are white actors unemployed because of 'ethnic castings' for TV Pilots? Deadline.com apologizes
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Are white actors unemployed because of 'ethnic castings' for TV Pilots? Deadline.com apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
April 01, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A coalition of national Latino, African American, Asian American and Native American groups issued a  statement denouncing entertainment news site Deadline.com's article, "Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic...
Did Buzzfeed fake Nola reporter's quotes about transgender murder victim?
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Did Buzzfeed fake Nola reporter's quotes about transgender murder victim?
By: Sydney Smith
March 31, 2015 11:44 PM EST
The Times-Picayune was criticized last month for calling murdered transgender woman, Penny Proud, a man in a story on the newspaper's NOLA.com website. In its reporting on the criticism, BuzzFeed quoted one of...
NPR Expands Ethics Code after Conflict of Interest incident
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NPR Expands Ethics Code after Conflict of Interest incident
By: Sydney Smith
March 31, 2015 05:46 AM EST
NPR expanded its ethics code to require anyone who works for NPR -- not just the news division -- and anyone whose work is broadcast or distributed by NPR follow the code, ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen reported. The...
Public Editor: Toronto Star can say 'Dentists are frightening'
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Public Editor: Toronto Star can say 'Dentists are frightening'
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March 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Ontario Press Council ruled that it was OK for Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick to say "even the kindest dentist is alarming" and other negative comments about dentists. Mallick told readers that she...
Empire's Malik Yoba not fired for drugs? Inquisitr retracts 'rumor'
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Empire's Malik Yoba not fired for drugs? Inquisitr retracts 'rumor'
By: Sydney Smith
March 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Inquisitr backed off claims that actor Malik Yoba was fired from Fox's Empire TV show resulting from a drug problem.  Yoba played Vernon Turner, who (spoiler alert) in the season finale this month was...
Sky News Source kills self, Network offered 'Condolences' to family
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Sky News Source kills self, Network offered 'Condolences' to family
By: Sydney Smith
March 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Sky News offered "condolences" because one of the people it reported on died by suicide,  the Guardian reported. Brenda Leyland, who had posted on Twitter hundreds of negative remarks about the parents of...
 Why did Australian Newspaper ID Woman who Criticized Her Boss in Letter to Editor?
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Why did Australian Newspaper ID Woman who Criticized Her Boss in Letter to Editor?
By: Sydney Smith
March 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A woman wrote a letter to the editor criticizing her employer.  She asked the paper to make her anonymous so she wouldn't get in trouble. But the newspaper, the Gladstone Observer in Queensland, Australia,...
Daily Mississippian Regrets Publishing Cartoon, Normalized Violence against Women
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Daily Mississippian Regrets Publishing Cartoon, Normalized Violence against Women
By: Sydney Smith
March 27, 2015 03:57 AM EST
"In hindsight we would not have published" a cartoon readers found offensive, Daily Mississippean's editor-in-chief Lacey Russell told media blogger Jim Romenesko. The paper is the student newspaper of the...
3rd Reporter Convicted, Bribed UK Soldier for News of the World
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3rd Reporter Convicted, Bribed UK Soldier for News of the World
By: Sydney Smith
March 26, 2015 05:25 AM EST
Former News of the World royal reporter Ryan Sabey aided and abetted misconduct in public office because he paid a soldier for stories about Prince Harry, the UK Press Gazette reported. Sabey is the third "out of...
Jeremy Clarkson fired from BBC after Attack on Producer, 'A line has been crossed'
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Jeremy Clarkson fired from BBC after Attack on Producer, 'A line has been crossed'
By: Sydney Smith
March 25, 2015 07:33 PM EST
Jeremy Clarkson has been kicked off the BBC for good. "It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract," BBC director general Tony Hall said in a...
Victim's Mom asks: Why did The Hollywood Reporter reveal graphic autopsy details after train kills daughter?
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Victim's Mom asks: Why did The Hollywood Reporter reveal graphic autopsy details after train kills daughter?
By: Sydney Smith
March 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
After a film crew member named Sarah Jones was hit and killed last year by a train in Georgia during work on the Midnight Rider biographical movie of Gregg Allman, the Hollywood Reporter published the graphic autopsy...
 When Sports Journalism Runs Foul, Ethics Conference April 10
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When Sports Journalism Runs Foul, Ethics Conference April 10
By: Sydney Smith
March 24, 2015 09:11 AM EST
What is the role of ethics in sports journalism? That question will be addressed at the upcoming journalism ethics conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, held April 10 by the school's Center for...
Daily Caller Blogger Quit, No Anti-Fox News Stories allowed
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Daily Caller Blogger Quit, No Anti-Fox News Stories allowed
By: Sydney Smith
March 23, 2015 11:00 AM EST
Daily Caller blogger Mickey Kaus quit after four years with the site, accusing the conservative site of unpublishing his article "attacking" Fox News, Kaus told Politico. "I wrote a piece attacking Fox...
Reuter's Selma Photo had both Obama, Fmr. Pres. Bush, Why not NY Times?
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Reuter's Selma Photo had both Obama, Fmr. Pres. Bush, Why not NY Times?
By: Sydney Smith
March 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times did not crop out former president George W. Bush and his wife Laura from a photo of a commemorative march in Selma, Alabama, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan reported earlier this...
Did Australia's Telegraph Doctor its Front Page Photo?
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Did Australia's Telegraph Doctor its Front Page Photo?
By: Sydney Smith
March 22, 2015 08:20 AM EST
Was an exclusive front-page photo of a man who police have labeled a person of interest in a child's disappearance doctored by The Australian Daily Telegraph? The Telegraph denies it Photoshopped the photo. A News...
4 Sun Journalists paid Public Officials, But Not Guilty of Bribery
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4 Sun Journalists paid Public Officials, But Not Guilty of Bribery
By: Sydney Smith
March 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Four Sun journalists were found not guilty of bribing public officials, Reuters reported, even though one of the officials pleaded guilty and was put in jail. Chief reporter John Kay, executive editor Fergus Shanahan,...
Who faked the Kendall Jenner Interview on Bruce Jenner? US Weekly won't say
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Who faked the Kendall Jenner Interview on Bruce Jenner? US Weekly won't say
By: Sydney Smith
March 21, 2015 07:29 PM EST
Us Weekly admitted to publishing a fake interview with reality star Kendall Jenner after she complained on Twitter, but still failed to be transparent and identify the reporter responsible. "Shame...
Community editor Plagiarizes in 7 Articles at Ohio Student Newspaper
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Community editor Plagiarizes in 7 Articles at Ohio Student Newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
March 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Miami Student, a newspaper based at Miami University in Ohio, fired community editor Sammie Miller for plagiarizing in seven articles. According to the Miami Student's editor-in-chief Katie Taylor,  a...
300+ Complaints that Guardian's Scottish cartoon was racist, Readers Editor defends 'Right to Offend'
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300+ Complaints that Guardian's Scottish cartoon was racist, Readers Editor defends 'Right to Offend'
By: Sydney Smith
March 20, 2015 05:00 AM EST
More than 300 readers complained to the Guardian about a cartoon that suggested "incest and Scottish country dancing" were UK Labour party priorities in Scotland, Guardian readers editor Chris Elliott reported this...
BBC Investigates Top Gear host Clarkson, Separate Report Clears him of Racism
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BBC Investigates Top Gear host Clarkson, Separate Report Clears him of Racism
By: Sydney Smith
March 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
More than 100 people have complained to UK media regulator OfCom over the controvrsy surrounding car show Top Gear and its host Jeremy Clarkson, the Guardian reported. As iMediaEthics has reported, Clarkson was...
CNN, Chinese news sites hoaxed: Singapore's 1st PM not Dead
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CNN, Chinese news sites hoaxed: Singapore's 1st PM not Dead
By: Sydney Smith
March 19, 2015 12:12 AM EST
CNN falsely reported on its breaking news Twitter account @cnnbrk that Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew died, Mediaite reported. CNN's tweet said that the death news came from a government website...
Dispute: Fmr Mail Writer accuses MailOnline of 'Dishonesty,' Mail Denies it
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Dispute: Fmr Mail Writer accuses MailOnline of 'Dishonesty,' Mail Denies it
By: Sydney Smith
March 18, 2015 05:00 AM EST
 Former DailyMail.com reporter James King accused the publication of training him to steal other publications' work and make purposeful errors. King says he wrote more than 500 articles for the...
 LA Police Shootout, Suspect Wounding Broadcast Live, CBS KCBS-TV Apologizes
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LA Police Shootout, Suspect Wounding Broadcast Live, CBS KCBS-TV Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
March 17, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Los Angeles CBS-affiliate KCBS showed a live graphic video of police and a kidnapping suspect exchanging gunshots, Mediaite reported. KCBS had been broadcasting the police's high-speed chase of the suspect March 13...
Michigan State U student paper brought 'down image of black males on campus'
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Michigan State U student paper brought 'down image of black males on campus'
By: Sydney Smith
March 16, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The State News, the independent newspaper for Michigan State University, apologized for publishing a photo showing a black male giving the middle finger. Readers protested at the photo choice, the newspaper said....
Russian State News Fakes Photo of Arrested Governor
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Russian State News Fakes Photo of Arrested Governor
By: Sydney Smith
March 15, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Russian news agency RIA Novosti admitted it published a fake photograph of a governor named Alexander Khoroshavin, English-language Russian newspaper the Moscow Times reported. The photo was doctored to put...
NPR Talk-show host Diane Rehm's right-to-die advocacy went too far
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NPR Talk-show host Diane Rehm's right-to-die advocacy went too far
By: Sydney Smith
March 14, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Talk-show host Diane Rehm's advocacy for the right-to-die cause went too far. Rehm who hosts her namesake talk-show broadcast on NPR, was asked to end her speaking gigs for end-of-life organization Compassion &...
World Press Photo 1st Prize had 'serious distortion of reality'
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World Press Photo 1st Prize had 'serious distortion of reality'
By: Sydney Smith
March 13, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The World Press Photo contest took away this year's first prize award after discovering the photographer "misrepresented the location of one of the atmospheric images," the New York Times...
Univision Host's sort-of apology for saying Michelle Obama looks like apes
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Univision Host's sort-of apology for saying Michelle Obama looks like apes
By: Sydney Smith
March 12, 2015 05:36 PM EST
Fired Univsion host Rodner Figueroa wrote an apology letter to the First Lady for saying on air that Michelle Obama "looks like she's part of the cast of 'Planet of Apes.'" His offensive comments...
NBC's Dr Nancy Snyderman Quits, Cites Ebola Scandal as a Reason
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NBC's Dr Nancy Snyderman Quits, Cites Ebola Scandal as a Reason
By: Sydney Smith
March 12, 2015 05:34 PM EST
Dr. Nancy Snyderman quit as NBC News' chief medical editor today. Snyderman, who was with NBC News for nine years, said in a statement that part of the reason she is leaving the network is last year's Ebola...
 National Post To Pay Climate Scientist After Libeling Him, Supreme Court Rules
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National Post To Pay Climate Scientist After Libeling Him, Supreme Court Rules
By: Sydney Smith
March 12, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The National Post must pay climate scientist Andrew Weaver 50,000 Canadian dollars and unpublish four articles about him after Canada's Supreme Court ruled the paper libeled him. Weaver's lawsuit was a fight to...
Was BBC TV Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson violent? Suspended after 'Fracas'
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Was BBC TV Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson violent? Suspended after 'Fracas'
By: Sydney Smith
March 11, 2015 06:39 PM EST
The BBC suspended Jeremy Clarkson yesterday because of a "fracas with  a BBC producer," a BBC statement announced. Clarkson has been...
BBC executive Alan Yentob Found Hacking Invasion of privacy 'Extremely Disturbing'
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BBC executive Alan Yentob Found Hacking Invasion of privacy 'Extremely Disturbing'
By: Sydney Smith
March 11, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People hacked BBC executive Alan Yentob's phone possibly "tens of thousands" of times between 1999 and 2008, his lawyer David Sherborne told the UK High Court,...
How fair will MSNBC's Chris Matthews Election Coverage be if wife runs for Congress?
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How fair will MSNBC's Chris Matthews Election Coverage be if wife runs for Congress?
By: Sydney Smith
March 10, 2015 05:00 AM EST
MSNBC's Chris Matthews promised his viewers to be "as transparent with you as possible" if his wife runs for political office to be a member of Congress. His promise was made in the March 5 broadcast of...
NYT Hillary Clinton E-mail Story Accurate, Not 'unraveling,' Public Editor says
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NYT Hillary Clinton E-mail Story Accurate, Not 'unraveling,' Public Editor says
By: Sydney Smith
March 09, 2015 05:40 PM EST
The New York Times broke the March 2 story that Hillary Clinton used her personal e-mail account, not a government e-mail account, when she was Secretary of the State. The story has prompted a week of news coverage and...
New Chair for Australian Press Council: 'Ensure ... Confidence in Council'
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New Chair for Australian Press Council: 'Ensure ... Confidence in Council'
By: Sydney Smith
March 09, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Australian print media regulator The Australian Press Council has a new chairman, David Weisbrot, who will serve in that position for three years. The previous chair, Julian Disney, was chair for five...
Privacy invaded? Photo of Children shouldn't have published by newspaper, UK regulator rules
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Privacy invaded? Photo of Children shouldn't have published by newspaper, UK regulator rules
By: Sydney Smith
March 08, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Your young children are pictured in a newspaper at an accident scene. In the United Kingdom, unlike in the U.S., publishing such a photo can big problem for a media outlet as it can easily run foul of media regulators as an...
Will Australian Royal Prank call Radio Station lose its license?
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Will Australian Royal Prank call Radio Station lose its license?
By: Sydney Smith
March 07, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Australian radio station 2Day FM may lose its license.  The Australia High Court ruled in agreement with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which decided that the station broke the law with...
Canada's TSN aired tweet saying Maple Leaf player's wife cheated, Lawsuit threatened
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Canada's TSN aired tweet saying Maple Leaf player's wife cheated, Lawsuit threatened
By: Sydney Smith
March 06, 2015 05:03 PM EST
TSN, a Canadian sports network, may be sued for showing a tweet claiming Toronto Maple Leafs player Dion Phaneuf's wife Elisha Cuthbert had an affair with fellow Maple Leafs player Joffrey Lupul. See an image of the...
MSNBC duped: Aired interview with fake NY Giants Larry Donnell RE Delta 1086 incident
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MSNBC duped: Aired interview with fake NY Giants Larry Donnell RE Delta 1086 incident
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March 06, 2015 09:47 AM EST
MSNBC was duped by a prankster posing as New York Giants tight-end Larry Donnell when reporting on Delta 1086, which skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport yesterday, Mediaite reported. The real Donnell was...
Do Robot Journalists Need Bylines? And Other Ethics Advice?
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Do Robot Journalists Need Bylines? And Other Ethics Advice?
By: Sydney Smith
March 06, 2015 05:00 AM EST
"When editors consider using automated newswriting, what issues of accuracy, quality and transparency arise?" Tom Kent, the standards editor for the Associated Press, asked. Kent, in a post on Medium, suggested...
NPR Denies Pay-for-Play with Will Forte Interview
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NPR Denies Pay-for-Play with Will Forte Interview
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March 05, 2015 04:00 AM EST
NPR says it didn't pay or exchange advertising promotions in order to secure an interview with actor Will Forte, the star of the new TV show The Last Man on Earth, new NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen reported. Jensen...
Latest Challenges: Was Bill O'Reilly witness to Nun killings, Dallas Suicide or N Ireland Bombings?
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Latest Challenges: Was Bill O'Reilly witness to Nun killings, Dallas Suicide or N Ireland Bombings?
By: Sydney Smith
March 04, 2015 05:00 AM EST
In the time since Mother Jones first questioned Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's accounting of his reporting history, more claims have been raised against the Fox News anchor. iMediaEthics rounded up a list of the...
Al Jazeera Journalist fined $1,100 for Flying Drone in Paris
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Al Jazeera Journalist fined $1,100 for Flying Drone in Paris
By: Sydney Smith
March 03, 2015 12:12 PM EST
British Al Jazeera journalist Tristan Redman was fined 1,000 euros ($1,100) for flying a drone in Paris last week, the Agence France Presse reported. The maximum penalty was one-year in prison and a 75,000 Euro fine,...
Daily Beast retracts its Scott Walker campus sex assault count story
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Daily Beast retracts its Scott Walker campus sex assault count story
By: Sydney Smith
March 03, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Beast falsely reported that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker wanted to minimize how many sexual assault cases U.S. colleges report. Instead of correcting a redundancy in the budget, the news story wrongly said...
  Mirror Phone Hacking Trial to determine 'amount of damages due' to Actors, Athlete
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Mirror Phone Hacking Trial to determine 'amount of damages due' to Actors, Athlete
By: Sydney Smith
March 02, 2015 01:22 PM EST
The phone hacking trial against Mirror Group Newspapers, which publishes the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday People, began today. The trial features "eight representative cases" and will last...
CNN depicted Russia's Putin as ISIS's Jihadi John? Apologizes for Error
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CNN depicted Russia's Putin as ISIS's Jihadi John? Apologizes for Error
By: Sydney Smith
March 02, 2015 11:12 AM EST
CNN used a picture of Russia's Vladimir Putin when reporting on the ISIS member known as "Jihadi John," Mediaite reported. Jihadi John, who has appeared in ISIS videos, was identified as UK citizen...
Conflict of interest at Telegraph? IPSO to examine Oborne's claims?
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Conflict of interest at Telegraph? IPSO to examine Oborne's claims?
By: Sydney Smith
March 02, 2015 04:15 AM EST
The head of UK press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation wants to investigate Peter Oborne's claims that the UK Telegraph let advertiser HSBC influence its editorial coverage of the bank, the Guardian...
 Obama said 'Sectarian' NOT 'Secular,' WashPost corrects
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Obama said 'Sectarian' NOT 'Secular,' WashPost corrects
By: Sydney Smith
March 01, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Sectarian, secular, two different meanings. One, sectarian, is of or pertaining to a religious sect. The other word, secular, means almost the direct opposite, anything having no relation to religion.  So how did...
On trial: Sun editor bribed UK Soldier for Prince William, Harry stories?
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On trial: Sun editor bribed UK Soldier for Prince William, Harry stories?
By: Sydney Smith
February 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Sun editor Duncan Larcombe, whose beat is the royal family, is on trial in the UK, accused of paying a soldier John Hardy for stories about Prince William and Prince Harry. "In my own view, I don't think I have...
French police detained, released 3 Al Jazeera staff RE flying drone
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French police detained, released 3 Al Jazeera staff RE flying drone
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February 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Three journalists for Al Jazeera were questioned by police related to breaking French law and flying drones in Paris. "Flying drones without a license in France is illegal and carries a maximum one-year prison...
 Anonymous Source Wanna-Be granted Dream Come True in NY Times story
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Anonymous Source Wanna-Be granted Dream Come True in NY Times story
By: Sydney Smith
February 26, 2015 04:31 PM EST
The New York Times stuck its tongue in its cheek this week when it granted anonymity to a source who always wanted to be quoted as an anonymous source. In light of Times public editor Margaret Sullivan's campaign...
Israel not flooding Gaza? Al Jazeera Retracts, Daily Mail corrects
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Israel not flooding Gaza? Al Jazeera Retracts, Daily Mail corrects
By: Sydney Smith
February 26, 2015 01:12 PM EST
Several news outlets claimed Israel intentionally flooded the Gaza Strip. The AFP, Al Jazeera and the Daily Mail were among those to report the claims by Gaza's civil defense agency, according to conservative news site...
News of the World's Andy Coulson Perjury Trial is April 21
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News of the World's Andy Coulson Perjury Trial is April 21
By: Sydney Smith
February 26, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Andy Coulson faces a perjury trial April 21 in Scotland, the BBC reported. Coulson and his wife were in court in Edinburgh this week for the announcement of the trial, the Guardian said. He is accused of lying...
2 Newspaper Journalists axed for being govt. 'guests' at 'clandestine meetings'
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2 Newspaper Journalists axed for being govt. 'guests' at 'clandestine meetings'
By: Sydney Smith
February 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Two editors were axed from Canadian newspaper the Times and Transcript for a breach of media ethics, the Canadian Chronicle Herald reported. One of the editors, Times and Trancript managing editor Al Hogan, went to a...
I am not Brian Williams: Bill O'Reilly-Mother Jones Duke it out
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I am not Brian Williams: Bill O'Reilly-Mother Jones Duke it out
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 07:06 PM EST
Bill O'Reilly is still hitting back at Mother Jones for questioning his war reporting history while he worked for CBS News in the 1980s. Mother Jones announced that "Bill O'Reilly has his own Brian Williams...
ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for Penn State tweets
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ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for Penn State tweets
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 02:01 PM EST
ESPN just suspended Keith Olbermann for the rest of the week over his tweets about Penn State. "We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely...
2 News UK Corp suicides result of 'unreasonable pressure' says Telegraph
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2 News UK Corp suicides result of 'unreasonable pressure' says Telegraph
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 12:46 PM EST
The UK Telegraph is under fire for a front-page report, "Publisher of the Times starts internal inquiry into suicides of 'overworked' advertising staff." The Telegraph's story claimed two News UK...
World Press Photo Entries: 20% Finalist Entries Faked, Disqualified for Photo Manipulation
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World Press Photo Entries: 20% Finalist Entries Faked, Disqualified for Photo Manipulation
By: Sydney Smith
February 24, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Twenty percent of the penultimate entries to this year's World Press Photo contest were disqualified because of unethical photo edits, the U.S. National Press Photographers Association's ethics committee...
UK Newspaper Cherry Picked Poll Results, Distorted Findings
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UK Newspaper Cherry Picked Poll Results, Distorted Findings
By: Sydney Smith
February 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Daily Express reported the UKIP political party was more popular than the Labour Party according to a Nov. 2014 poll. However, the new UK press regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation, begs to...
Nigerian prostitute photo creates controversy for Papua New Guinea newspaper
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Nigerian prostitute photo creates controversy for Papua New Guinea newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
February 22, 2015 07:39 PM EST
Papua New Guinea's Post-Courier used 2012 photos with a 2015 story "Asian Sex Workers Here," Papua New Guinea Today reported. The 2012 photos came from a Nigerian website in a story  "about 13...
Why did Toronto Star unpublish front-page anti-HPV vaccine story
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Why did Toronto Star unpublish front-page anti-HPV vaccine story
By: Sydney Smith
February 22, 2015 11:04 AM EST
The Toronto Star unpublished its front page story accused of being anti-vaccine and sensational. The Feb. 5 story, "A wonder drug's dark side," reported on anecdotal claims about anti-HPV vaccine Gardasil....
HSBC Bullies Guardian, Tries to ensure positive news coverage with advertising buys?
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HSBC Bullies Guardian, Tries to ensure positive news coverage with advertising buys?
By: Sydney Smith
February 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
HSBC stopped advertising with the Guardian because of its negative news coverage about the bank and accusations that HSBC Swiss bank was being used  by tax evaders. "HSBC decided to put its commercial...
Bruce Jenner never confirmed rumor, So Public Editor deals with NYT reporting transgender transition
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Bruce Jenner never confirmed rumor, So Public Editor deals with NYT reporting transgender transition
By: Sydney Smith
February 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times faced some criticism recently for its reporting on transgender issues. Times public editor Margaret Sullivan addressed the criticism in two blogposts last...
Did Journalist David Protess 'conspire to frame,' trick witnesses? He, Northwestern U sued for $40 million
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Did Journalist David Protess 'conspire to frame,' trick witnesses? He, Northwestern U sued for $40 million
By: Sydney Smith
February 20, 2015 08:17 PM EST
Northwestern University and former professor David Protess are being sued and accused of acting unethically in the famed Medill Innocence Project's program investigating death row convictions. The $40...
ISIS Beheading Photo of James Foley on Telegraph front-page OKed, Australia Press Council rules
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ISIS Beheading Photo of James Foley on Telegraph front-page OKed, Australia Press Council rules
By: Sydney Smith
February 20, 2015 06:00 AM EST
It was ruled to be OK for Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph to publish a picture of James Foley just before his beheading by terrorist group ISIS, the Australian Press Council says. The Telegraph, owned by News...
UK Telegraph doesn't want 'lectures' from BBC, Guardian or The Times after Peter Oborne criticism
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UK Telegraph doesn't want 'lectures' from BBC, Guardian or The Times after Peter Oborne criticism
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 09:44 PM EST
The UK Telegraph is defending its coverage two days after chief political commentator Peter Oborne publicly resigned and accused the paper of allowing advertisers to "influence" content. "This newspaper...
Why did Globe & Mail report Canada's Justin Trudeau got Standing-O when never happned?
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Why did Globe & Mail report Canada's Justin Trudeau got Standing-O when never happned?
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 08:47 PM EST
Justin Trudeau's speech was OK, but not standing O-worthy. The Globe and Mail wrongly said Justin Trudeau, Canada's Liberal Leader, got a standing ovation during a speech this month. But, he didn't. He...
'Kill all the Jews?' Daily Caller apologizes for 'Wildly inarticulate & perverted' Headline
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'Kill all the Jews?' Daily Caller apologizes for 'Wildly inarticulate & perverted' Headline
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 06:54 PM EST
"Kill all the Jews?" The Daily Caller headlined a blogpost this week "Kill All The Jews And When That Is Done Kill Those That Refused To Defend Them." After the site's executive editor Vince...
 NYT errs, blames Gov. Scott Walker for predecessor's spending cuts
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NYT errs, blames Gov. Scott Walker for predecessor's spending cuts
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times wrongly blamed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker for education spending cuts and teacher layoffs that happened before he was in the governor's office. The Times op-ed column by Gail Collins claimed...
Houston Chronicle ran Doctored Photo of Evangelist, Apologizes
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Houston Chronicle ran Doctored Photo of Evangelist, Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
February 18, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Houston Chronicle printed a doctored photo on its frnot page Feb. 16, Jim Romenesko reported. The photo was a photo composite of a picture of Christ for All Nations evangelist Reinhard Bonnke with another photo of...
Peter Oborne: I quit Telegraph job, paper lets corporations 'influence' stories
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Peter Oborne: I quit Telegraph job, paper lets corporations 'influence' stories
By: Sydney Smith
February 17, 2015 04:44 PM EST
Peter Oborne, the chief political commentator, quit the UK Telegraph and accused the newspaper of allowing advertisers influence coverage. "The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Daily Telegraph is a fraud on its...
FAA proposed Drone guidelines, No actual journalism reporting allowed yet
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FAA proposed Drone guidelines, No actual journalism reporting allowed yet
By: Sydney Smith
February 17, 2015 04:19 PM EST
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has published proposal guidelines for handling drones. The proposal targets commercial drones and not drones used for hobby or recreation, USA Today reported. Instead the...
Obama's Bad Week: Called Antichrist, Sex Assault Suspect & Now, 'Assclown'? Media Corrections Abound
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Obama's Bad Week: Called Antichrist, Sex Assault Suspect & Now, 'Assclown'? Media Corrections Abound
By: Sydney Smith
February 17, 2015 11:09 AM EST
President Obama has had a rough few days. First, a North Carolina newspaper called him the AntiChrist in a headline for a letter to the editor. (The paper corrected because the letter writer really thinks Obama is the...
Robert Plant didn't tear up Richard Branson's offer to get Led Zeppelin back together
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Robert Plant didn't tear up Richard Branson's offer to get Led Zeppelin back together
By: Sydney Smith
February 17, 2015 05:00 AM EST
UK news service WENN retracted and apologized for its November 2014 claim that Robert Plant tore up a contract from Richard Branson to get Led Zeppelin back together. The published...
President Obama not sexual assault suspect, San Diego TV news apologizes
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President Obama not sexual assault suspect, San Diego TV news apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
February 16, 2015 03:19 PM EST
Fox 5 San Diego wrongly suggested that Barack Obama had been a sexual assault suspect. The television station, KSWB, showed a picture of Obama with the headline "no charges" Feb. 13 during a report about a...
 Obama not Antichrist, but 'could be 7th king,' North Carolina paper corrects headline error
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Obama not Antichrist, but 'could be 7th king,' North Carolina paper corrects headline error
By: Sydney Smith
February 16, 2015 03:04 PM EST
It's a biblical distinction with a difference. The Lexington Dispatch wrongly published that a reader thinks President Barack Obama is the Antichrist. But the reader, Boyd Thomas, actually wrote that he thinks...
Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan 'shocked to find' fake interview
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Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan 'shocked to find' fake interview
By: Sydney Smith
February 16, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Indian actor Aamir Khan has accused Pakistani news sites of faking an interview, the India Times reported. A major Bollywood star, Khan was quoted making controversial and insensitive statements on religion tied to his...
NPR has a 'bias of sorts,' says its Exiting Ombudsman
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NPR has a 'bias of sorts,' says its Exiting Ombudsman
By: Sydney Smith
February 15, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Exiting National Public Radio ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos wraped up his three-and-one-half-year term with a lengthy column. Specifically, Schumacher-Matos focused on three key questions: Why National Public...
Paris City Council vote 'green lights' Fox News libel lawsuit, No-go zones deemed 'insults'
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Paris City Council vote 'green lights' Fox News libel lawsuit, No-go zones deemed 'insults'
By: Sydney Smith
February 14, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Paris is moving forward with its libel lawsuit against Fox News for its false reports about "no-go zones" in the city. "The Paris City Council gave the green light Wednesday" to Hidalgo to sue for...
Toronto Star admits Anti-Vaccine story 'alarmist,' Public editor Asks Why Story was published
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Toronto Star admits Anti-Vaccine story 'alarmist,' Public editor Asks Why Story was published
By: Sydney Smith
February 13, 2015 11:14 PM EST
Why did The Toronto Star publish an investigation questioning the HPV vaccine Gardasil, public editor Kathy English asked in her latest column? "The Star fell short in not giving its readers public health...
UK Mirror 'apologises publicly to all its victims of phone hacking'
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UK Mirror 'apologises publicly to all its victims of phone hacking'
By: Sydney Smith
February 13, 2015 05:19 PM EST
UK publisher Trinity Mirror apologized today for phone hacking in a page two statement. The apology admitted the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mirror an the Sunday People's "unlawful" actions and...
Sun Crime Reporter denies paying police, Prosecution drops Second Charge
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Sun Crime Reporter denies paying police, Prosecution drops Second Charge
By: Sydney Smith
February 13, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Anthony France, a crime reporter for the UK Sun, denies he paid police for stories. While he was originally charged with two counts of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office, iMediaEthics reported last year,...
You're fired! Jared Keller canned by Mic for plagiarism, internal review continues of fmr news director
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You're fired! Jared Keller canned by Mic for plagiarism, internal review continues of fmr news director
By: Sydney Smith
February 12, 2015 03:37 PM EST
Jared Keller was fired by Mic today after being busted for plagiarism by Gawker, iMediaEthics just learned. Mic's news director Jared Keller lifted copy without proper attribution so at least 20 times, Gawker...
 UK Newspaper Crime Report IDed Child, Invaded Privacy, IPSO rules
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UK Newspaper Crime Report IDed Child, Invaded Privacy, IPSO rules
By: Sydney Smith
February 12, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Chester Leader shouldn't have identified a child in a report about a crime, especially since there was a court-ordered reporting restriction against identifying the child's mother, the Independent Press Standards...
Match.com, Amazon Wishlists? New Unverified Sources for Chapel Hill Murders, Cannibal Cop Reporting
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Match.com, Amazon Wishlists? New Unverified Sources for Chapel Hill Murders, Cannibal Cop Reporting
By: Sydney Smith
February 11, 2015 11:32 AM EST
Next time you make out a Match.com page or an Amazon wishlist, bear in mind that if you end up in a news event, the media in all likelihood could use this information in its reporting. As now typical in the news, the...
'Bad for democracy,' Cleveland Plain Dealer tosses Readers Rep position, Loses 'key link to community' after 10 years
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'Bad for democracy,' Cleveland Plain Dealer tosses Readers Rep position, Loses 'key link to community' after 10 years
By: Sydney Smith
February 11, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Cleveland Plain Dealer no longer has a readers representative. Readers representative of ten years Ted Diadiun announced this week he was leaving the position and would become part of the Plain Dealer's...
NBC News suspends Brian Williams for 6 Months, Williams 'deserves a second chance and we are rooting for him' NBC' Turness says
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NBC News suspends Brian Williams for 6 Months, Williams 'deserves a second chance and we are rooting for him' NBC' Turness says
By: Sydney Smith
February 10, 2015 08:48 PM EST
NBC News suspended Brian Williams for six months without pay. NBC News president Deborah Turness announced his suspension tonight. In a Feb. 10 news report, NBC News stated : "NBC News is suspending managing...
Obama Death Threat Posted, Newsweek's Twitter Hacked
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Obama Death Threat Posted, Newsweek's Twitter Hacked
By: Sydney Smith
February 10, 2015 12:06 PM EST
 Brian Williams 'Not part of our flight,' Vet alerted MSNBC in 2003
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Brian Williams 'Not part of our flight,' Vet alerted MSNBC in 2003
By: Sydney Smith
February 10, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The pilot of the helicopter that was hit by an RPG back in 2003 said he complained to MSNBC at the time that Brian Williams reported incorrect information about the incident. As iMediaEthics has written, WIlliams came...
Sun Unpublishes Front-Page Claim Sports broadcaster Gary Lineker is Tax Deadbeat
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Sun Unpublishes Front-Page Claim Sports broadcaster Gary Lineker is Tax Deadbeat
By: Sydney Smith
February 09, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Sun accused on its front page that BBC sports commentator and former England soccer player Gary Lineker owed £1.3 million because of tax problems. The Jan. 31 article claimed: "Gary Lineker...
Phone Hacker now a victim? Guardian pays for 'sinister' claims it quoted from Book
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Phone Hacker now a victim? Guardian pays for 'sinister' claims it quoted from Book
By: Sydney Smith
February 08, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Guardian paid former News of the World news editor James Weatherup "a four-figure sum" for repeating false claims from a book including that he "bullied staff, behaved inappropriately and wore...
Kyrzbekistan is NOT a country, NYTimes corrects
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Kyrzbekistan is NOT a country, NYTimes corrects
By: Sydney Smith
February 07, 2015 06:00 PM EST
Better bone up on former Soviet bloc countries, New York Times. The Times mistakenly reported that there is a country called Kyrzbekistan. But, there is no Kyrzbekistan. Just a Kyrgyzstan. The error was made in a...
NBC News' Brian Williams voluntarily takes 'several days' off air because of helicopter lie controversy
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NBC News' Brian Williams voluntarily takes 'several days' off air because of helicopter lie controversy
By: Sydney Smith
February 07, 2015 04:18 PM EST
Brian Williams will not be on NBC News for "the next several days" because of the controversy surrounding his false story about being shot down in a helicopter in 2003 in Iraq. In a statement from Williams...
A Pound's Worth $15? NYTimes Article reported 11 Million Pounds equals  $166 Million
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A Pound's Worth $15? NYTimes Article reported 11 Million Pounds equals $166 Million
By: Sydney Smith
February 07, 2015 12:44 PM EST
The New York Times wrongly reported an optimistic view that  £11 million is worth about $166 million. This false claim makes each British pound exchange at approximately $15.   The error was made in...
Why did NYT Use Violent Black Male Attacker, White Female Victim image, readers ask?
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Why did NYT Use Violent Black Male Attacker, White Female Victim image, readers ask?
By: Sydney Smith
February 07, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Readers complained over a New York Times illustration for domestic violence that showed the female victim was white and the male attacker as black, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan reported. Sullivan...
News Corp ducks prosecution in U.S. for UK bribery, hacking
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News Corp ducks prosecution in U.S. for UK bribery, hacking
By: Sydney Smith
February 06, 2015 08:04 PM EST
News Corp. in the United States won't be prosecuted related to the phone hacking and bribery that has embroiled the company in the UK, the Press Gazette reported. The US News Corp could have been in trouble over the...
NBC News Confirms: Investigation into Brian Williams Helicopter Crash Lie, 'Gathering Facts'
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NBC News Confirms: Investigation into Brian Williams Helicopter Crash Lie, 'Gathering Facts'
By: Sydney Smith
February 06, 2015 03:42 PM EST
NBC News is investigating anchor Brian Williams' lie that he was in a helicopter hit by RPG fire in Iraq in 2003. "This has been a difficult few days for all of us at NBC News," NBC News President Deborah...
NY Review of Books said Zaha Hadid had 'no concern' for dead Qatar World Cup stadium workers, Makes libel settlement
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NY Review of Books said Zaha Hadid had 'no concern' for dead Qatar World Cup stadium workers, Makes libel settlement
By: Sydney Smith
February 06, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Review of Books has paid architect Zaha Hadid an undisclosed amount to settle her 2014 libel lawsuit against the publication. Hadid sued the New York Review of Books for a review by Martin Filler that...
Why Fox News published 22-Minute ISIS Video & Why CNN Didn't
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Why Fox News published 22-Minute ISIS Video & Why CNN Didn't
By: Sydney Smith
February 05, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Fox News published an unedited ISIS propaganda video showing the live burning death of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseabeh. The video, posted on Feb. 3 by Fox News, isn't accompanied by a story but does carry a...
NBC Brian Williams' derring-do untrue, Not in Iraq helicopter crash in 2003, Apologizes
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NBC Brian Williams' derring-do untrue, Not in Iraq helicopter crash in 2003, Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
February 04, 2015 06:20 PM EST
Brian Williams falsely said on air last week that he was in a helicopter that was shot down in 2003. Williams apologized and took back those claims today after being confronted. Williams reported on the retirement on...
Jordan pilot burning alive image from ISIS Video: Fox News Airs it, NBC News doesn't
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Jordan pilot burning alive image from ISIS Video: Fox News Airs it, NBC News doesn't
By: Sydney Smith
February 04, 2015 09:23 AM EST
8 Actual BuzzFeed Editorial Standards You Need To Know
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8 Actual BuzzFeed Editorial Standards You Need To Know
By: Sydney Smith
February 04, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Of course, the headline for this story is a riff on Buzzfeed's typical story format. But despite the winning entertainment value and clicks generated from this approach, the editorial guidances just published for...
ABC News Won't Pay Bruce Jenner for Interview
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ABC News Won't Pay Bruce Jenner for Interview
By: Sydney Smith
February 03, 2015 08:00 PM EST
ABC News' Diane Sawyer reportedly has secured an exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner, the stepfather of Kim Kardashian,  USA Today reported. But was there any pay-for-play involved? iMediaEthics asked...
Lindsay Lohan and Mom didn't do cocaine together? Fox News Sued
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Lindsay Lohan and Mom didn't do cocaine together? Fox News Sued
By: Sydney Smith
February 03, 2015 07:50 PM EST
Lindsay Lohan is suing Fox News for a 2014 report saying she and her mother did cocaine together. In a Feb. 4, 2014 on-air report, Michelle Fields said in a segment with Fox News' Sean Hannity: "Lindsay...
Sydney Hostage Survivors Paid by Australian News Media for Interviews?
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Sydney Hostage Survivors Paid by Australian News Media for Interviews?
By: Sydney Smith
February 03, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Checkbook journalism down under! Australia's Channel Nine, Channel Seven and Women's Weekly all paid hostages of the December attack on a Lindt cafe in Sydney, the Guardian reported.  The three outlets...
NPR Geography Fail: Where in the World are Singapore & the United Arab Emirates?
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NPR Geography Fail: Where in the World are Singapore & the United Arab Emirates?
By: Sydney Smith
February 02, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Better get your globes out for a last-minute fact check, NPR, especially when giving your audience a lecture about geograpy naming. NPR wrongly placed Singapore and the United Arab Emirates in the Southern Hemisphere...
Australian Newspaper called Thorn Birds Author Fat and Plain
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Australian Newspaper called Thorn Birds Author Fat and Plain
By: Sydney Smith
February 01, 2015 01:20 PM EST
Famous and now-deceased Australian author Colleen McCullough was described as "plain of feature, and certainly overweight" in her obituary in The Australian newspaper. And now The Australian is facing...
Mirror Awards Help Hold Media Accountable; Nominations due Feb. 15
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Mirror Awards Help Hold Media Accountable; Nominations due Feb. 15
By: Sydney Smith
February 01, 2015 07:00 AM EST
Nominations are open for this year's Mirror Awards, which shine a rare light on self-criticism in the journalism industry. "The awards honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their...
Paul Gascoigne Sues Daily Star for 'False' Drunken Betting Story, Invasion of Privacy
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Paul Gascoigne Sues Daily Star for 'False' Drunken Betting Story, Invasion of Privacy
By: Sydney Smith
February 01, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Daily Star accused former England soccer player and soccer manager Paul Gascoigne, aka Gazza, of spending a ton of money drunkenly gambling. The online and print story, from Sept. 2013, reported Gascoigne...
Guilty or Innocent? Sun Journalists Trial: 2 Cleared, 4 to be retried, accused of paying for stories
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Guilty or Innocent? Sun Journalists Trial: 2 Cleared, 4 to be retried, accused of paying for stories
By: Sydney Smith
January 31, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Two of six Sun journalists were cleared of accusations that they paid public officials like police and prison officials for stories. But the remaining four still face charges because a jury couldn't decide if they were...
The Daily Beast's Exclusive Fail: Romney NOT Running for President despite false report
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The Daily Beast's Exclusive Fail: Romney NOT Running for President despite false report
By: Sydney Smith
January 30, 2015 01:04 PM EST
The Daily Beast wrongly reported today that Mitt Romney was going to announce his candidacy for president. In fact, the opposite happened: Romney came forward today to say he wouldn't run in 2016. "I’ve...
Japan newspaper Asahi Shimbun hiring Public Editor after 3 Scandals, Law Suits
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Japan newspaper Asahi Shimbun hiring Public Editor after 3 Scandals, Law Suits
By: Sydney Smith
January 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun is starting a public editor position to handle reader complaints and reactions, the paper announced Jan. 5. That move is part of the paper's reaction to its controversial 2014,...
UK Mirror pays 'substantial sums' to Celebs it hacked, Faces 8 more accusers at trial
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UK Mirror pays 'substantial sums' to Celebs it hacked, Faces 8 more accusers at trial
By: Sydney Smith
January 29, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The UK Mirror has settled five lawsuits with celebrities after invading their privacy by hacking their phones to get information for stories. Actors Jessie Wallace, singers Cilla Black, Peter Andre and Darren Day, and...
 Sydney Morning Herald's Gaza Cartoon apology: 'Prominent, extensive and closely reasoned,' Press Council rules
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Sydney Morning Herald's Gaza Cartoon apology: 'Prominent, extensive and closely reasoned,' Press Council rules
By: Sydney Smith
January 28, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The Australian Press Council ruled that the Sydney Morning Herald broke offense standards with its July cartoon slammed for anti-Semitism. The press council ruled that the cartoon was offensive but did praise the...
Journalists Bribed Police for Royals' phone numbers? Andy Coulson, Clive Goodman to be retried
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Journalists Bribed Police for Royals' phone numbers? Andy Coulson, Clive Goodman to be retried
By: Sydney Smith
January 27, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Andy Coulson will go on trial yet again this summer. Coulson's retrial for accusations of paying police officers for a phone directory for the royal family is scheduled for this June, the Guardian...
Satire Website Fools ESPN, Kei Nishikori isn't highest paid tennis star
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Satire Website Fools ESPN, Kei Nishikori isn't highest paid tennis star
By: Sydney Smith
January 26, 2015 05:00 AM EST
ESPN2 host Chris Fowler was duped by a fake website, MediaMass, because he failed to check his facts. Fowler reported a series of wrong facts about Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori, including that he is the...
 NBC News said Journalist Maria Shriver can report news about a movie she produced?
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NBC News said Journalist Maria Shriver can report news about a movie she produced?
By: Sydney Smith
January 25, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Maria Shriver, NBC News correspondent, reported about an upcoming movie "Still Alice," starring Julianne Moore. But Shriver wasn't just a curious reporter -- she also executive producer for the film, the...
Russia Today, Boko Haram & ISIS? NY Times didn't offer RT rebuttal before publishing Andrew Lack attack
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Russia Today, Boko Haram & ISIS? NY Times didn't offer RT rebuttal before publishing Andrew Lack attack
By: Sydney Smith
January 24, 2015 01:58 PM EST
Do state-funded Russian news outlet Russia Today and terrorist groups Boko Haram and ISIS belong in the same category? The new chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, grouped them...
Willie Nelson not a Duck Dynasty star, HuffPost corrects mix up
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Willie Nelson not a Duck Dynasty star, HuffPost corrects mix up
By: Sydney Smith
January 24, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Willie Nelson is NOT on Duck Dynasty. iMediaEthics just came across a comical December mix-up from the Huffington Post.  On a story titled, "'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson Is 'Trying To...
It's a fake OpEd! I did not write for China Daily, says Journo
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It's a fake OpEd! I did not write for China Daily, says Journo
By: Sydney Smith
January 23, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Peter Hessler, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, denies that he wrote a commentary comparing China and Egypt attributed to him by state-owned China Daily, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a statement on...
Canada Global TV knew Leslie Roberts as journalist, NOT PR firm owner
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Canada Global TV knew Leslie Roberts as journalist, NOT PR firm owner
By: Sydney Smith
January 22, 2015 05:00 AM EST
CNN Scores FAA Permit to Fly Drones for Future Newsgathering
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CNN Scores FAA Permit to Fly Drones for Future Newsgathering
By: Sydney Smith
January 21, 2015 05:00 AM EST
CNN got a permit to research using drones in its journalism, Gizmodo reported.  CNN announced its "research agreement with the FAA" in a Jan. 12 press statement on its website.   "CNN has...
Paris Wants to sue Fox News after being 'Insulted'
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Paris Wants to sue Fox News after being 'Insulted'
By: Sydney Smith
January 20, 2015 01:31 PM EST
The mayor of Paris said the city will sue Fox News for its "insulted" and "prejudiced" portrayal of the city, CNN's Christiane Amanpour reported on Twitter today. In an 11:44 AM tweet, Amanpour...
Did Chinese Newspaper staff pose as hospital workers to photograph Pop Singer's Dead Body?
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Did Chinese Newspaper staff pose as hospital workers to photograph Pop Singer's Dead Body?
By: Sydney Smith
January 20, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Chinese newspaper Shenzhen Evening News took but didn't publish photos of a pop star during a surgery just after she died. The photos were taken while doctors removed her corneas, which she donated, according to...
Fox News apologizes, No-Go areas for non-Muslims 'serious factual error'
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Fox News apologizes, No-Go areas for non-Muslims 'serious factual error'
By: Sydney Smith
January 19, 2015 12:28 PM EST
Fox News admitted Jan. 17 to making "some regrettable errors" about Muslims in Europe in its reporting following the attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple...
Australian Satire Site dupes Deadspin with Olympic basketball story
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Australian Satire Site dupes Deadspin with Olympic basketball story
By: Sydney Smith
January 19, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Deadspin was duped by a satirical story claiming that the 2016 Olympics would have 3-on-3 basketball. The fake claims came from a satire article on the site The Betoota Advocate. The satire article, "IOC...
China didn't fire on U.S. Navy Ship: NYPost, UPI, Twitter accounts hacked
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China didn't fire on U.S. Navy Ship: NYPost, UPI, Twitter accounts hacked
By: Sydney Smith
January 18, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The New York Post and United Press International both falsely reported that a Chinese ship fired on a U.S. Navy ship. But the outlets didn't have a major fact checking flop. They were hacked. "Six fake...
Charlie Hebdo's New Cover, More Apologies, Excuses
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Charlie Hebdo's New Cover, More Apologies, Excuses
By: Sydney Smith
January 17, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Nairobi Star apologizes for printing Charlie Hebdo cover Kenya's The Nairobi Star apologized after "Many Muslim readers complained" over its publication of the latest cover photo for Charlie Hebdo...
Israeli Newspaper Cuts Women from Charlie Hebdo Paris March with Photoshop
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Israeli Newspaper Cuts Women from Charlie Hebdo Paris March with Photoshop
By: Sydney Smith
January 16, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Israeli newspaper Hamevaser doctored Angela Merkel and two other women from a photo of the march in Paris this past weekend after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, the Associated Press reported. The Photoshop was...
Poison John Boehner Story Gets Boston.com Editor Fired
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Poison John Boehner Story Gets Boston.com Editor Fired
By: Sydney Smith
January 15, 2015 07:42 PM EST
Boston.com fired associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez after he published a story questioning if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner had a drinking problem and joking about a death threat against Boehner, the Associated Press...
3 BBC, Fox News Lapses in Charlie Hebdo Reports Causes 2 apologies
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3 BBC, Fox News Lapses in Charlie Hebdo Reports Causes 2 apologies
By: Sydney Smith
January 15, 2015 05:00 AM EST
A Fox News commentator Steven Emerson falsely claimed that Birmingham, England doesn't allow non-Muslims. Emerson said Jan. 11 that there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim-free, "where...
NYT Should have published Charlie Hebdo's Latest Muhammad Cartoon, Public Editor says
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NYT Should have published Charlie Hebdo's Latest Muhammad Cartoon, Public Editor says
By: Sydney Smith
January 14, 2015 08:53 PM EST
The New York Times didn't publish satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's latest cover image, the first cover since last week's attacks on the magazine that left 12 dead. Public editor Margaret Sullivan disagreed...
Conflict alert! Theatre Critic's Son is Asst Play Director? National Post failed to disclose
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Conflict alert! Theatre Critic's Son is Asst Play Director? National Post failed to disclose
By: Sydney Smith
January 14, 2015 05:00 AM EST
The National Post failed to disclose in two articles that its theatre critic was writing about a play his son worked on. After being called out, first on Twitter and later by iMediaEthics, the Post has added the needed...
MSNBC 'Screwed up,' Showed French Kebab Store in NAACP Bombing Report
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MSNBC 'Screwed up,' Showed French Kebab Store in NAACP Bombing Report
By: Sydney Smith
January 13, 2015 05:00 AM EST
MSNBC's Chris Hayes aired a photo from France in his coverage of the bombing of a Colorado Springs NAACP office. "The only problem is the image is of a vandalized kebab shop in France — it seems the funny...
Charlie Hebdo Hiring? Fake Cover Photo Circulates
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Charlie Hebdo Hiring? Fake Cover Photo Circulates
By: Sydney Smith
January 12, 2015 07:02 PM EST
A photo of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's front page circulated this week following the attack on its office. The image claimed the magazine was hiring six new cartoonists. It read: "Urgent Recherche 6...
 NPR hires new Ombudsman, Elizabeth Jensen
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NPR hires new Ombudsman, Elizabeth Jensen
By: Sydney Smith
January 12, 2015 03:45 PM EST
National Public Radio has hired its fifth ombudsman. Elizabeth Jensen, who has previously worked for the LA Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Daily News, among other publications,...
Globe & Mail, CBC don't publish Charlie Hebdo Muhammad Cartoons, National Post, Sun News do
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Globe & Mail, CBC don't publish Charlie Hebdo Muhammad Cartoons, National Post, Sun News do
By: Sydney Smith
January 12, 2015 01:28 PM EST
The Globe and Mail is one of the many news outlets that decided against publishing cartoons from Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine that was attacked Jan. 7. Public editor Sylvia Stead reported that the paper's...
Journalist Johann Hari lifted quotes, Writes book, Hopes for trust
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Journalist Johann Hari lifted quotes, Writes book, Hopes for trust
By: Sydney Smith
January 12, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Johann Hari said it was "incredibly humiliating" and "absolutely devastating" when it was revealed he stole quotes from other outlets without attribution and posed as another person to edit the Wikipedia...
USA Today's Defends Publishing Radical Muslim Cleric Choudary's Op-Ed
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USA Today's Defends Publishing Radical Muslim Cleric Choudary's Op-Ed
By: Sydney Smith
January 11, 2015 04:51 PM EST
USA Today defended its publication of a controversial opinion article by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary. Choudary's op-ed "blamed France, the cartoonists, and the West for the murders that took...
James Risen says he won't provide U.S. Govt. with 'information' that IDs confidential source
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James Risen says he won't provide U.S. Govt. with 'information' that IDs confidential source
By: Sydney Smith
January 11, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Fmr. Fox News Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes after Plagiarism Accusations
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Fmr. Fox News Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes after Plagiarism Accusations
By: Sydney Smith
January 10, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Former Fox News contributor Dr. Ben Carson apologized after being busted for plagiarism. As iMediaEthics has previously reported, Fox News ended Carson's contract in November after Carson indicated he may run for...
To Keep Safe, Danish Paper Won't Run Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
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To Keep Safe, Danish Paper Won't Run Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
By: Sydney Smith
January 09, 2015 06:21 PM EST
Despite having dealt with its own controversial past for publishing cartoons of Muhammad, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten said it isn't going to publish  French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons,...
NYTimes Publishes Offensive Cartoons...Why Not Charlie Hebdo's?
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NYTimes Publishes Offensive Cartoons...Why Not Charlie Hebdo's?
By: Sydney Smith
January 09, 2015 04:34 PM EST
After the New York Times said it wasn't publishing potentially offensive images from satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, several news outlets are collecting other similarly offensive images that the Times has...
Sheriff Misquoted by KY Newspaper, didn't say people join law enforcement to shoot minorities
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Sheriff Misquoted by KY Newspaper, didn't say people join law enforcement to shoot minorities
By: Sydney Smith
January 09, 2015 10:26 AM EST
Elizabethtown, Kentucky newspaper the News-Enterprise fired two copy editors for falsely inserting a quote into a story saying the local sheriff said people join law enforcement to shoot minorities, Jim Romenesko...
CNN Duped by Fake North Korea Govt Twitter Account
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CNN Duped by Fake North Korea Govt Twitter Account
By: Sydney Smith
January 09, 2015 05:00 AM EST
Add CNN to the list of outlets duped by a satire Twitter account posing as the official Twitter for North Korea. The false information included in the CNN report claimed: "Earlier, the state-run North Korean DPRK...
Brian Williams Corrects NBC Charlie Hebdo Reporting
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Brian Williams Corrects NBC Charlie Hebdo Reporting
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2015 06:42 PM EST
NBC News'  Brian Williams issued an on-air correction just now for NBC News' false reporting that one of the three suspects in yesterday's attacks on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was...
Financial Times Scrubs Claim Charlie Hebdo was 'Stupid' to Publish Muhammad Cartoons
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Financial Times Scrubs Claim Charlie Hebdo was 'Stupid' to Publish Muhammad Cartoons
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2015 05:26 PM EST
The Financial Times scrubbed two controversial comments from an opinion piece by Europe editor Tony Barber about yesterday's attack on Charlie Hedbo magazine. Specifically, the Financial Times removed Barber's...
Mossad Behind Charlie Hebdo Attack? International Business Times Retracts, Apologizes
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Mossad Behind Charlie Hebdo Attack? International Business Times Retracts, Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2015 05:23 PM EST
The International Business Times unpublished a story that suggested that Mossad carried out the attack on Charlie Hedbo. In a tweet responding to a critical reader, Peter S. Goodman, the editor-in-chief for the IB...
New York Times' Public Editor Responds to the newspaper Not Publishing Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
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New York Times' Public Editor Responds to the newspaper Not Publishing Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2015 03:38 PM EST
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan weighed in this afternoon on the Times' decision not to publish cartoons from Charlie Hebdo, the satirical...
No National UK Paper Printed Muhammed Charlie Hebdo Cartoons, Guardian says
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No National UK Paper Printed Muhammed Charlie Hebdo Cartoons, Guardian says
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2015 03:27 PM EST
None of the UK national press published any of Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of Muhammad today, the Guardian reported. iMediaEthics has previously reported on which outlets are and aren't using images from the...
Banksy didn't do Charlie Hebdo Pencil Cartoon, News Outlets Duped
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Banksy didn't do Charlie Hebdo Pencil Cartoon, News Outlets Duped
By: Sydney Smith
January 08, 2015 02:50 PM EST
A cartoon attributed to Banksy responding to the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris yesterday went viral last night, but it wasn't Banksy's. The cartoon showed three pencils - one unbroken pencil labeled...