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Saintly? National Review forgives, hires editor who plagiarized 41 articles at BuzzFeed
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Saintly? National Review forgives, hires editor who plagiarized 41 articles at BuzzFeed
By: Sydney Smith
September 11, 2014 05:00 AM EST
National Review must have calculated its new hire, who it described as a "talented journalist, with obviously a lot to contribute," was low risk. After all, he only plagiarized 41 of his 500 articles BuzzFeed...
Public Editor: New Yorker Mag said NYT Reporting on Plagiarism was 'political attack'
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Public Editor: New Yorker Mag said NYT Reporting on Plagiarism was 'political attack'
By: Sydney Smith
August 29, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Accusations of plagiarism against author Rick Perlstein were "a political attack ... dressed up as a journalistic ethics controversy," the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin told New York Times public editor Margaret...
Vice Media Fashion site plagiarizes New York Magazine's Lauren Bacall story
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Vice Media Fashion site plagiarizes New York Magazine's Lauren Bacall story
By: Sydney Smith
August 14, 2014 01:23 PM EST
i-D unpublished its article, "Lauren Bacall could teach you a thing or two about style." Vice Media-owned i-D fired a writer for plagiarizing from New York Magazine. The article on fashion website i-D on...
Caught! Ashton Kutcher's News Site A+ Plagiarized BuzzFeed, Huff Post
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Caught! Ashton Kutcher's News Site A+ Plagiarized BuzzFeed, Huff Post
By: Sydney Smith
August 09, 2014 04:40 PM EST
Ashton Kutcher-funded and co-founded website Aplus.com aka A+ stole content from BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Cracked and numerous other outlets without attribution, online news site the Daily Dot reported. When the Daily...
Editor Blames Her Ghost Writer for Plagiarizing in Muscle & Fitness Hers Mag blogpost
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Editor Blames Her Ghost Writer for Plagiarizing in Muscle & Fitness Hers Mag blogpost
By: Sydney Smith
August 08, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine unpublished at least two blog posts after discovering they were plagiarized, Media Bistro's Fishbowl NY reported. Weird thing was the byline for the stolen text was the...
Plagiarism at the NYTimes? Newspaper responds, public editor weighs in
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Plagiarism at the NYTimes? Newspaper responds, public editor weighs in
By: Sydney Smith
July 31, 2014 10:34 AM EST
The New York Times responded to plagiarism accusations against staff member of 31 years Carol Vogel today by adding an editor's note to Vogel's July 24 article, "A Renaissance Master Finally Gets a...
California newspaper's excuse: It's not plagiarism, it's 'anthology'
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California newspaper's excuse: It's not plagiarism, it's 'anthology'
By: Sydney Smith
July 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Paper, a free, small community newspaper in California, has offered a unique excuse for plagiarism -- anthology. "We don't see it as plagiarism," the paper's editor and publisher Lyle E. Davis...
41 cases of plagiarism at BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson fired
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41 cases of plagiarism at BuzzFeed, Benny Johnson fired
By: Sydney Smith
July 26, 2014 10:25 AM EST
BuzzFeed fired one of its editors, Benny Johnson, after finding 41 cases of plagiarism in his articles. BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith published a lengthy apology and explanation to readers July 25. Smith said BuzzFeed...
UK Times Tennis Reporter suspended, 'At Least 42' instances of Plagiarism by Neil Harman
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UK Times Tennis Reporter suspended, 'At Least 42' instances of Plagiarism by Neil Harman
By: Sydney Smith
July 25, 2014 05:17 PM EST
The Times of London's tennis reporter, Neil Harman, has admitted to plagiarism in writing that appeared in a 2013 annual for Wimbledon. After the accusations and admission, Harman was suspended "pending an...
Fooled twice, Deseret News gets Plagiarism Detection software
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Fooled twice, Deseret News gets Plagiarism Detection software
By: Sydney Smith
July 03, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Deseret News has started using plagiarism detecting software PlagScan to help the paper make sure it doesn't publish plagiarized material, Utah's City Weekly reported. The Deseret News is a Utah daily...
 Irish Independent plagiarized Irish Times story
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Irish Independent plagiarized Irish Times story
By: Sydney Smith
June 26, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Irish Independent plagiarized an Irish Times' article, iMediaEthics discovered.  Almost all of the Independent's report is taken word-for-word from the Times, including copying and pasting from the...
Gawker Reviewing 'Aggregation' policies after 'Similarities' to Miami New Times article
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Gawker Reviewing 'Aggregation' policies after 'Similarities' to Miami New Times article
By: Sydney Smith
June 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Gawker suspended writer Jay Hathaway for a week after a reader pointed out "several similarities" in his June 20 article to a Miami New Times article. Hathaway's article was titled, "Florida 'Foot...
You're Fired! CNN Editor Plagiarized 'About 50' Articles
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You're Fired! CNN Editor Plagiarized 'About 50' Articles
By: Sydney Smith
May 17, 2014 04:00 AM EST
CNN fired news editor Marie-Louise Gumuchian for plagiarism in "about 50 published stories," according to an editor's note posted on CNN's website May 16. CNN explained how the plagiarism was detected:...
Australian reporter resigns, Media finds plagiarism & quote lifting
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Australian reporter resigns, Media finds plagiarism & quote lifting
By: Sydney Smith
May 06, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Journalist Phil Jacob, accused of plagiarism and quote lifting, resigned in disgrace from the Australian Daily Telegraph after Australian media watchdog ABC Media Watch found problems in his work. Jacob's departure...
Daily Mail and Telegraph reporting on BBC sheep series is Baaaaad
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Daily Mail and Telegraph reporting on BBC sheep series is Baaaaad
By: Sydney Smith
April 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The UK Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph both slammed the BBC for renting rooms at the Dalmahoy Country Club, where 65 members of its staff stayed while filming the popular program Lambing Live. The gist of the two stories...
Why did Press Gazette lift verbatim from PCC? Plagiarism or Bad Re-write?
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Why did Press Gazette lift verbatim from PCC? Plagiarism or Bad Re-write?
By: Sydney Smith
March 10, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Press Gazette lifted verbatim content from a Press Complaints Commission ruling in January, iMediaEthics discovered. Press Gazette is a UK journalism news site. When iMediaEthics asked Press Gazette editor...
WFAA-TV Dale Hansen's Michael Sam Story Stolen
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WFAA-TV Dale Hansen's Michael Sam Story Stolen
By: Sydney Smith
February 19, 2014 05:00 AM EST
WFAA-TV's Dale Hansen's report on Michael Sam, a defensive lineman and NFL draft prospect who came out as gay earlier this month,  was plagiarized, Jim Romenesko reported.  The guilty party was The Los...
 Student Journalist's Work Reviewed after plagiarism incident
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Student Journalist's Work Reviewed after plagiarism incident
By: Sydney Smith
January 30, 2014 05:00 AM EST
UPDATE: Thanks for Apologizing for Plagiarizing former Writer, Canadian University Press tells Concordian
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UPDATE: Thanks for Apologizing for Plagiarizing former Writer, Canadian University Press tells Concordian
By: Sydney Smith
January 23, 2014 08:27 PM EST
The Canadian University Press has upped its call for a formal apology for plagiarism from Concordia University's independent student newspaper The Concordian. Tonight, Canadian University Press issued another formal...
UPDATED: 'Disappointed' about Quebec Newspaper retraction for plagiarizing Canadian University Press article
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UPDATED: 'Disappointed' about Quebec Newspaper retraction for plagiarizing Canadian University Press article
By: Sydney Smith
January 22, 2014 02:40 PM EST
Quebec-based newspaper The Concordian retracted a Jan. 7 article that lifted content from the Canadian University Press, a national university newspaper organization. The Concordian identifies itself as "an...
Ouch! Michigan Editor Plagiarizes former Intern, apologizes
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Ouch! Michigan Editor Plagiarizes former Intern, apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
December 18, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Washington Times Fires Senator Rand Paul For Plagiarism
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Washington Times Fires Senator Rand Paul For Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
November 07, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The Washington Times won't let Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)  write anymore after it found plagiarism in one of his weekly columns. According to a report on the Washington Times' website,after accusations...
Student Editor Plagiarized 'In as Many as 16' Articles, Colorado newspaper unpublishes
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Student Editor Plagiarized 'In as Many as 16' Articles, Colorado newspaper unpublishes
By: Sydney Smith
October 26, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Colorado Mesa University's "student run newspaper" The Criterion fired a student editor for widespread plagiarism, according to an Oct. 22 announcement on its website.   Criterion staff member...
After 1 Month Suspension for Attribution Problems, Richard & Linda Eyre Column back at Deseret News
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After 1 Month Suspension for Attribution Problems, Richard & Linda Eyre Column back at Deseret News
By: Sydney Smith
October 11, 2013 05:00 AM EST
After a month-long suspension from writing because of plagiarism, Linda and Richard Eyre's column for the Deseret News was re-instated this week. The first column on the Deseret News website from the Eyres since...
'I Failed,' Says Deseret News Intern, 40 of 76 Stories had Sloppy Attribution
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'I Failed,' Says Deseret News Intern, 40 of 76 Stories had Sloppy Attribution
By: Sydney Smith
October 09, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The Deseret News admitted yesterday that 40 stories by summer intern Michael Smith featured a "lack of proper attribution" after iMediaEthics flagged questionable attribution in one of Smith's stories for the...
40 Stories in Deseret News with improper attribution, Intern fail prompts investigation
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40 Stories in Deseret News with improper attribution, Intern fail prompts investigation
By: Sydney Smith
October 08, 2013 05:17 PM EST
The Deseret News investigated summer intern Michael Smith's writing after iMediaEthics alerted the Utah-based daily newspaper to attribution issues in one of his stories for the website.  DeseretNews.com general...
Plagiarism or Bad Aggregation? Deseret News Adds Editor's Note After iMediaEthics Inquiry
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Plagiarism or Bad Aggregation? Deseret News Adds Editor's Note After iMediaEthics Inquiry
By: Sydney Smith
October 07, 2013 04:50 PM EST
After iMediaEthics flagged a July 3 article that lifted and in some cases plagiarized from the Washington Examiner, The Deseret News quickly re-wrote a report and added an editor's note admitting that the story...
I 'Knowingly Plagiarized,' Star Reporter Committed 'Professional Harikiri'
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I 'Knowingly Plagiarized,' Star Reporter Committed 'Professional Harikiri'
By: Sydney Smith
October 05, 2013 05:00 AM EST
In an Oct. 4 column, Toronto Star public editor Kathy English provided a bit more information about a recent plagiarism case at the newspaper, including revealing that the reporter "is no longer with the Star" and...
Toronto Star Admits August Article Plagiarized from 2010 Story on Vanity Plates
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Toronto Star Admits August Article Plagiarized from 2010 Story on Vanity Plates
By: Sydney Smith
October 04, 2013 05:00 AM EST
A Toronto Star reporter plagiarized from another Star reporter, a Public Editor Note revealed.  The note posted atop Marc Ellison's August 2 story for the Star disclosed that the article plagiarized partially...
Deseret News Columnist: I 'Stupidly Forgot' to Credit NYT after Cut & Paste
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Deseret News Columnist: I 'Stupidly Forgot' to Credit NYT after Cut & Paste
By: Sydney Smith
August 29, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Earlier this month, Utah newspaper the Deseret News apologized for a column that failed to "properly attribute" a New York Times article, as iMediaEthics wrote at the time. While the column has since been...
Deseret News Unpublishes after Column Lifts from NYT without Proper Attribution
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Deseret News Unpublishes after Column Lifts from NYT without Proper Attribution
By: Sydney Smith
August 20, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Daily Salt Lake City, Utah newspaper The Deseret News unpublished a column that lifted substantially from the New York Times. Jim Romenesko published an image of the print version of the newspaper's correction. The...
Did Medium '(Over)Aggregate' or Plagiarize The Week? Atlantic Editor Points out Aggregation Issues
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Did Medium '(Over)Aggregate' or Plagiarize The Week? Atlantic Editor Points out Aggregation Issues
By: Sydney Smith
August 14, 2013 03:47 PM EST
The Atlantic senior editor Alexis Madrigal wondered if Medium stole a story from The Week or if it was an example of bad...
'I was Plagiarized by the Stanford Review,' Journalist says, Student Newspaper Investigates 'Dishonesty'
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'I was Plagiarized by the Stanford Review,' Journalist says, Student Newspaper Investigates 'Dishonesty'
By: Sydney Smith
April 21, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Writer Dan Cassavaugh justifiably accused Stanford University student newspaper The Stanford Review of plagiarism, iMediaEthics has found. In a tweet that Jim Romenesko picked up, Cassavaugh claimed The Stanford Review...
82 percent of NY Post Anthony Weiner Front-page Story Stolen from New York Times Magazine
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82 percent of NY Post Anthony Weiner Front-page Story Stolen from New York Times Magazine
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer, Sydney Smith
April 18, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Why do an exclusive interview for your front-page if you can just steal it from another newspaper? That's what the New York Post did with the New York Times' interview of former U.S. congressman and possible NYC...
Jane Goodall is Sorry for Monkeying Around Proper Attribution in New Book
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Jane Goodall is Sorry for Monkeying Around Proper Attribution in New Book
By: Sydney Smith
March 20, 2013 11:10 AM EST
Chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall apologized after the Washington Post discovered that her forthcoming book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants, co-written by Gail Hudson, fails to attribute "at...
Award-Winning Photo of 'Sniper' was really Staged Pic of a Photojournalism Student
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Award-Winning Photo of 'Sniper' was really Staged Pic of a Photojournalism Student
By: Sydney Smith, London Shearer Allen
March 16, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Fox News 50-Word Rip-Off was 'Reporting Error,' Unpublishes Whole Story for Plagiarism
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Fox News 50-Word Rip-Off was 'Reporting Error,' Unpublishes Whole Story for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
March 06, 2013 06:00 AM EST
More Deception? Another Jonah Lehrer Book Pulped By Publisher
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More Deception? Another Jonah Lehrer Book Pulped By Publisher
By: Sydney Smith
March 04, 2013 02:25 PM EST
Book publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said it will yank Jonah Lehrer's 2010 book How We Decide from the shelves, Michael Moynihan reported for the Daily Beast. Moynihan exposed Lehrer's fabrication in his...
Cowboy Photo Exhibition Essay Stolen, Canadian Fast Forward Magazine Admits Plagiarism, Unpublishes Art Review
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Cowboy Photo Exhibition Essay Stolen, Canadian Fast Forward Magazine Admits Plagiarism, Unpublishes Art Review
By: Sydney Smith
February 17, 2013 06:00 AM EST
 Sorry For $20K Payment to Jonah Lehrer says Knight Foundation
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Sorry For $20K Payment to Jonah Lehrer says Knight Foundation
By: Sydney Smith
February 15, 2013 07:00 AM EST
The Knight Foundation paid $20,000 for Jonah Lehrer to speak about his plagiarism and fabrication scandal earlier this week. As iMediaEthics has written, last summer Lehrer resigned from the New Yorker and was fired from...
Washington Post Suspends Another Reporter over Plagiarism? William Booth makes 6th Plagiarism/Attribution Case in 2 Years at WaPo?
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Washington Post Suspends Another Reporter over Plagiarism? William Booth makes 6th Plagiarism/Attribution Case in 2 Years at WaPo?
By: Sydney Smith
January 30, 2013 08:45 AM EST
After learning its Jan. 12 story on the Panama Canal contained plagiarism, The Washington Post apologized and reportedly suspended the reporter, William Booth, for three months.  Despite two separate anonymously-sourced...
Mike Tyson Sex Change Hoax, Part 2: SpyGhana Lifts without Credit Story, Later Unpublishes & Corrects
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Mike Tyson Sex Change Hoax, Part 2: SpyGhana Lifts without Credit Story, Later Unpublishes & Corrects
By: Sydney Smith
January 16, 2013 08:15 AM EST
The Standard was not the only media outlet to get tangled up in the Mike Tyson sex change story.  SpyGhana, which describes itself as "Ghana's leading general news and information destination online," also...
Plagiarism at Toronto Star Exposed, Chris Spence Quits School Board Job
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Plagiarism at Toronto Star Exposed, Chris Spence Quits School Board Job
By: Sydney Smith
January 12, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Is Stealing an Idea Plagiarism?
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Is Stealing an Idea Plagiarism?
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer
December 31, 2012 08:00 AM EST
Norman P. Lewis, assistant professor in journalism for University of Florida, writes about a lesser-known form of plagiarism in his paper, “Idea Plagiarism: Journalism’s Ultimate Heist.” Dr. Lewis...
2012: 10 Worst Plagiarism and Attribution Cases
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2012: 10 Worst Plagiarism and Attribution Cases
By: Sydney Smith
December 23, 2012 09:15 PM EST
10) Fox News Lifts Atlantic Wire Dolphin Story Fox News rewrote without credit an Atlantic Wire article on dolphins earlier this year. After the Atlantic Wire's John Hudson publicized the stolen story, Fox News added...
Mystery of the missing Sydney Morning Herald column: Plagiarist Apologizes
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Mystery of the missing Sydney Morning Herald column: Plagiarist Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
December 12, 2012 05:45 PM EST
Hartford Courant Reporter Resigns, Newspaper Apologizes after 'Similarities' to Other Outlets' Work
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Hartford Courant Reporter Resigns, Newspaper Apologizes after 'Similarities' to Other Outlets' Work
By: Sydney Smith
November 10, 2012 07:20 PM EST
Hartfort Courant reporter Hillary Federico resigned earlier this month after the newspaper found her articles had "strong similarities" to other outlets' work, according to an note by the Courant, which Mondo...
Penn State's Daily Collegian Reviewing Student Reporter's Work after Fake Sue Paterno Interview
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Penn State's Daily Collegian Reviewing Student Reporter's Work after Fake Sue Paterno Interview
By: Sydney Smith
October 07, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Collegian, the student newspaper at Penn State University, apologized and suspended a student writer after he fabricated quotes to attribute to Sue Paterno, the wife of the late football coach Joe Paterno, for...
Iran News Agency: Sorry for Lifting Fake Story from the Onion on Obama, Ahmadinejad
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Iran News Agency: Sorry for Lifting Fake Story from the Onion on Obama, Ahmadinejad
By: Sydney Smith
October 02, 2012 06:00 AM EST
Iran's Fars News Agency lifted a fake story by The Onion and ran it as fact, CNN reported.  Fars News Agency describes itself as "Iran's leading independent news agency," but the New York Times...
Globe & Mail Reviewed 'A Body of Work from Recent Years'  by Margaret Wente
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Globe & Mail Reviewed 'A Body of Work from Recent Years' by Margaret Wente
By: Sydney Smith
September 27, 2012 02:20 PM EST
As we wrote earlier this week, the Globe and Mail put Margaret Wente under "disciplinary action" after attribution questions related to a 2009 column.  The newspaper also quoted its editor John Stackhouse as...
'Disciplinary Action' for Globe & Mail's Margaret Wente after Attribution, Plagiarism Questions
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'Disciplinary Action' for Globe & Mail's Margaret Wente after Attribution, Plagiarism Questions
By: Sydney Smith
September 25, 2012 05:50 PM EST
The Globe and Mail reported today that its columnist Margaret Wente is under undescribed "disciplinary action" following questions about her attribution and that the newspaper's public editor role will be...
Arizona's KPHO Reviewed Raquel Velasco's Work for Plagiarism, says ASU 'Alerted' Station
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Arizona's KPHO Reviewed Raquel Velasco's Work for Plagiarism, says ASU 'Alerted' Station
By: Sydney Smith
September 12, 2012 02:30 PM EST
As we've previously written, Arizona State University's student newspaper the State Press retracted articles by student writer Raquel Velasco because of plagiarism.  A few days later, Arizona...
Sydney Morning Herald Suspends Columnist after Plagiarism Accusations
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Sydney Morning Herald Suspends Columnist after Plagiarism Accusations
By: Sydney Smith
September 11, 2012 12:30 AM EST
The Sydney Morning Herald suspended columnist Tanveer Ahmed after Australia's ABC Media Watch accused Ahmed of plagiarism in at least seven articles from news outlets including The New York Times, the Australian...
Columbia University Student Newspaper Fires Reporter for Plagiarism
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Columbia University Student Newspaper Fires Reporter for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
September 09, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Columbia Spectator fired reporter Jade Bonacolta for an article with "plagiarized content" from the New York Times and making up a quote.  The Spectator is Columbia University's student...
Plagiarize and be 'Dismissed' from School, Says Arizona State University 'Integrity Policy'
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Plagiarize and be 'Dismissed' from School, Says Arizona State University 'Integrity Policy'
By: Sydney Smith
September 07, 2012 05:30 AM EST
This month, Arizona State University's student newspaper the State Press apologized for plagiarism by one of its reporters, Raquel Velasco, and Arizona newspaper the East Valley Tribune apologized for plagiarism by an...
Arizona State Press Fires Reporter Raquel Velasco After Plagiarism, Retracts Articles
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Arizona State Press Fires Reporter Raquel Velasco After Plagiarism, Retracts Articles
By: Sydney Smith
September 06, 2012 04:00 AM EST
As we wrote yesterday, Arizona newspaper the East Valley Tribune told readersthat it had unpublished  "several articles" by an Arizona State University student intern who plagiarized.  While the Tribune...
Arizona Newspaper Apologizes, Unpublishes after Plagiarism by Intern
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Arizona Newspaper Apologizes, Unpublishes after Plagiarism by Intern
By: Sydney Smith
September 05, 2012 05:30 PM EST
The East Valley Tribune announced that it unpublished "several articles" by an unnamed intern who plagiarized.  According to the Tribune's note on the plagiarism, "the intern, a student at Arizona...
Wired Fires Jonah Lehrer, Review Finds Plagiarism, Fabrication, Self-Plagiarism, Uncorrected Errors
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Wired Fires Jonah Lehrer, Review Finds Plagiarism, Fabrication, Self-Plagiarism, Uncorrected Errors
By: Sydney Smith
September 01, 2012 02:45 PM EST
After reviewing a selection of Jonah Lehrer's articles for Wired.com, NYU journalism professor Charles Seife determined that Lehrer's work was filled with journalism ethics issues. "Lehrer plagiarized...
Fareed Zakaria Apologizes on Air for Plagiarism
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Fareed Zakaria Apologizes on Air for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
August 30, 2012 04:15 PM EST
Boston Globe Apologizes for 'Similarities' to Local NPR Report
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Boston Globe Apologizes for 'Similarities' to Local NPR Report
By: Sydney Smith
August 29, 2012 04:30 AM EST
The Boston Globe added an editor's note to an unsigned Aug. 17 editorial, "Biden should apologize for 'back in chains' remark," apologizing for and disclosing that the editorial lifted from Boston NPR...
Fareed Zakaria's Suspensions over at Time, CNN
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Fareed Zakaria's Suspensions over at Time, CNN
By: Sydney Smith
August 17, 2012 02:35 PM EST
CNN and Time magazine announced the ends of Fareed Zakaria's suspension after he apologized earlier this month for "close similarities" in his Time column to a New Yorker article, the Associated Press...
Clyde Prestowitz Apologizes for Fareed Zakaria Claims, Issues Statement
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Clyde Prestowitz Apologizes for Fareed Zakaria Claims, Issues Statement
By: Sydney Smith
August 15, 2012 10:10 PM EST
Clyde Prestowitz has retracted and apologized for his claims that Fareed Zakaria's book The Post-American World didn't credit him for a quote.  As we wrote yesterday, the...
Fareed Zakaria: Accusation of Quote-Lifting 'Totally Bogus'
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Fareed Zakaria: Accusation of Quote-Lifting 'Totally Bogus'
By: Sydney Smith
August 14, 2012 03:25 PM EST
Fareed Zakaria has been accused of lifting a quote for his 2008 book The Post-American World from a 2005 book by Clyde V. Prestowitz, the Washington Post's Paul Farhi reported. Zakaria was suspended last...
WashPost to Review Fareed Zakaria's Articles
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WashPost to Review Fareed Zakaria's Articles
By: Sydney Smith
August 12, 2012 05:15 AM EST
The Washington Post will "review" Fareed Zakaria's columns for the newspaper in light of his apology for plagiarism, the New York Times reported. As we wrote, Zakaria was suspended from Time and CNN after...
Fareed Zakaria Apologizes for 'Close Similarities' in Article, Suspended by CNN & Time
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Fareed Zakaria Apologizes for 'Close Similarities' in Article, Suspended by CNN & Time
By: Sydney Smith
August 10, 2012 08:20 PM EST
Fareed Zakaria apologized for "close similarities" in part of his column for Time magazine and a blog post on CNN to an April New Yorker report. Zakaaria is an editor-at-large at Time and a CNN host, according...
NPR Ombuds on Intern Ahmad Shafi's Plagiarism, a 'Cultural Gap' in Int'l Ethics Education
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NPR Ombuds on Intern Ahmad Shafi's Plagiarism, a 'Cultural Gap' in Int'l Ethics Education
By: Sydney Smith
August 03, 2012 05:00 AM EST
National Public Radio's ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos addressed intern Ahmad Shafi's...
NPR Reviewing Intern's Work after Plagiarism; NPR: 'Intern Made a Mistake'
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NPR Reviewing Intern's Work after Plagiarism; NPR: 'Intern Made a Mistake'
By: Sydney Smith
July 11, 2012 05:35 PM EST
National Public Radio unpublished and replaced an article that partially plagiarized with an editor's note, Poynter's Steve Myers...
Reporter Fired for Plagiarizing from Press Releases Claims it was 'Widespread Practice,' Sues for Defamation
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Reporter Fired for Plagiarizing from Press Releases Claims it was 'Widespread Practice,' Sues for Defamation
By: Sydney Smith
July 07, 2012 03:50 PM EST
Steve Penn claims The Kansas City Star defamed him when it reported on firing him for plagiarism, the newspaper...
Michigan Superintendent who Plagiarized from Blogger Resigns
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Michigan Superintendent who Plagiarized from Blogger Resigns
By: Sydney Smith
July 04, 2012 05:45 PM EST
A Michigan school superintendent resigned a little more than a month after he apologized for plagiarism. As we wrote in May, Barry was accused of plagiarizing "396 words out of 437" from an education blogger...
Connecticut SPJ Launches Investigation of Paresh Jha's Work, Condemns Plagiarism
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Connecticut SPJ Launches Investigation of Paresh Jha's Work, Condemns Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
June 30, 2012 06:40 PM EST
The Connecticut SPJ has asked SPJ member, "media lawyer and Syracuse professor" Roy S. Gutterman to "conduct the independent investigation" of Paresh Jha's two stories that won awards from the...
Update: Jonah Lehrer Apologizes, New Yorker Adds another Editor's Note, WIRED Reviewing his Work
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Update: Jonah Lehrer Apologizes, New Yorker Adds another Editor's Note, WIRED Reviewing his Work
By: Sydney Smith
June 21, 2012 05:05 PM EST
Jonah Lehrer apologized this week for re-using his own writing for other publications in his five blog posts for the New Yorker magazine, the New York Times reported.  Lehrer is quoted as saying: "It was a...
New Yorker Adds Editor's Notes to Self-Plagiarized Blog Posts
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New Yorker Adds Editor's Notes to Self-Plagiarized Blog Posts
By: Sydney Smith
June 20, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The New Yorker added an editor's note to a June 12 article "Why Smart People are Stupid" to note that the author, Jonah Lehrer, self-plagiarized from his October 2011 Wall Street Journal...
WaPo Updates on Oliver North Plagiarism Claims
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WaPo Updates on Oliver North Plagiarism Claims
By: Sydney Smith
June 14, 2012 05:40 PM EST
We wrote earlier this month about accusations of plagiarism against a column written by Fox News' Oliver North.  North had quoted comments from  a "dear friend" Sammy L. Davis, but it turned out...
Poughkeepsie Journal Apologizes for Re-Write, Lifting of Daily Freeman Story
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Poughkeepsie Journal Apologizes for Re-Write, Lifting of Daily Freeman Story
By: Sydney Smith
June 11, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Poughkeepsie Journal apologized to the Daily Freeman and readers for a "thin rewrite" of the Freeman's story and some lifted phrases, Jim Romenesko wrote this...
Plagiarism Questions about Fox News' Oliver North's Column
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Plagiarism Questions about Fox News' Oliver North's Column
By: Sydney Smith
June 08, 2012 05:00 AM EST
One of Fox News host and author Oliver North's column has been questioned for including plagiarism of a Vietnam War veteran's 1990 book, the Washington Post reported. North's Fox News Insider column...
YNet Puts 'Clarification' on Op-ed with Plagiarized Content, Journalist Apologizes
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YNet Puts 'Clarification' on Op-ed with Plagiarized Content, Journalist Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
May 26, 2012 04:45 PM EST
Italian journalist Guilio Meotti has been accused of plagarizing from several articles, including stories from the Huffington Post, Tablet magazine, and Commentary.  Meotti was first accused of...
Fox News Sort of Corrects Elizabeth Warren Plagiarism Report
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Fox News Sort of Corrects Elizabeth Warren Plagiarism Report
By: Sydney Smith
May 25, 2012 05:00 AM EST
As we wrote May 19, National Review corrected, unpublished and apologized for a report that wrongly accused Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of plagiarizing in her book All Your Worth.  Salon had...
Wash Times' De Borchgrave 'Takes Leave' after Plagiarism Charges
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Wash Times' De Borchgrave 'Takes Leave' after Plagiarism Charges
By: Sydney Smith
May 23, 2012 04:50 PM EST
The Washington Times announced that its columnist and former editor-in-chief Amaud de Borchgrave is taking "a three-month leave from writing his weekly opinion column" following accusations of plagiarism...
Anchor Weekly Kicked out of Newspapers Association for a year over Plagiarism
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Anchor Weekly Kicked out of Newspapers Association for a year over Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
May 23, 2012 03:00 AM EST
The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association suspended the Anchor Weekly for a year, according to an Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association press release sent to iMediaEthics. As we wrote earlier this year, the Anchor...
School Superintendent Accused of Plagiarizing from Blogger
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School Superintendent Accused of Plagiarizing from Blogger
By: Sydney Smith
May 17, 2012 03:15 PM EST
A Michigan school superintendent plagiarized "396 words out of 437" from education blogger Mike Rutherford, NBC-affiliate WOOD-TV reported. The superintendent, Dave Barry, posted the plagiarism in "an...
India's Times of Assam Calls out Assam Tribune for Plagiarism
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India's Times of Assam Calls out Assam Tribune for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
May 07, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Times of Assam accused the Assam Tribune of plagiarism May...
College Magazine Apologizes for Plagiarism, Retracts Articles, Fires Plagiarist
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College Magazine Apologizes for Plagiarism, Retracts Articles, Fires Plagiarist
By: Sydney Smith
May 01, 2012 05:00 AM EST
WaPo Public Editor Weighs in on Elizabeth Flock Resignation, Aggregation Blogging
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WaPo Public Editor Weighs in on Elizabeth Flock Resignation, Aggregation Blogging
By: Sydney Smith
April 22, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Washington Post's public editor Patrick Pexton weighed in on the recent resignation of Washington Post blogger Elizabeth Flock. As we wrote, after Flock resigned from the Washington Post last week, the newspaper...
WaPo's Elizabeth Flock Resigns, Editor's Note Later Published Suggests Plagiarism in Story
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WaPo's Elizabeth Flock Resigns, Editor's Note Later Published Suggests Plagiarism in Story
By: Sydney Smith
April 19, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Washington Post's Elizabeth Flock resigned April 13, Poynter's Andrew Beaujon reported.   Beaujon noted that Flock said she left to pursue another type of journalism job and denied that she was...
Nepali Editor : Plagiarism "Widespread in the Nepali media"
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Nepali Editor : Plagiarism "Widespread in the Nepali media"
By: Sydney Smith
April 12, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Nepal journalist Sudheer Sharma explained to Nepal Monitor what his newspaper Kantipur follows in terms of ethical guidelines and said that he finds plagiarism to be "widespread in the Nepali...
Chinese Science Journals Say they Won't Publish Plagiarism, Fabrication
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Chinese Science Journals Say they Won't Publish Plagiarism, Fabrication
By: Sydney Smith
April 12, 2012 05:00 AM EST
One thousand and fifty Chinese science journals announced a commitment against unethical work, Chinese national news agency Xinhua reported. The journals said they won't "publish any articles involved with...
Canadian Editor Resigns after Plagiarism Charges
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Canadian Editor Resigns after Plagiarism Charges
By: Sydney Smith
April 11, 2012 04:25 PM EST
The Anchor Weekly's publisher and editor Steve Jeffrey resigned March 27 after "a U.S.-based writer" accused him of plagiarism in a complaint to the Alberta Press Council, PostMedia News...
Hungarian Prez Resigns over Plagiarism Charges, Magazine 1st Accused Him in January
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Hungarian Prez Resigns over Plagiarism Charges, Magazine 1st Accused Him in January
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2012 01:45 PM EST
Hungary's President Pal Schmitt resigned in early April over charges of plagiarism, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Concerning the resignation,  the Sun-Times quoted Schmitt as saying during...
Contra Costa Times Apologizes to LA Times for 'Nearly Identical' Editorial Approach
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Contra Costa Times Apologizes to LA Times for 'Nearly Identical' Editorial Approach
By: Sydney Smith
April 08, 2012 04:00 AM EST
The Contra Costa Times apologized to the Los Angeles Times after learning its April 2 editorial was "nearly identical" to one by the Los Angeles Times.   According to Mondo Times, the Contra Costa Times...
Hungarian Prez 'Cleared' after Magazine's Accusations of Plagiarism
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Hungarian Prez 'Cleared' after Magazine's Accusations of Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
March 27, 2012 03:30 PM EST
Baltimore Sun Columnist Admits to Self-Plagiarism
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Baltimore Sun Columnist Admits to Self-Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
March 24, 2012 04:50 PM EST
Babble Apologizes for Plagiarism
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Babble Apologizes for Plagiarism
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March 18, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Walt Disney Company-owned parenting website Babble announced March 13 that it fired one of its writers for plagiarism. According to Babble, the plagiarist copied work from a fellow Babble blogger's work for another...
Former Newspaper Association Prez Accused of 'Serial Plagiarism'
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Former Newspaper Association Prez Accused of 'Serial Plagiarism'
By: Sydney Smith
March 16, 2012 02:35 PM EST
Poynter's Craig Silverman and Andrew Beaujon highlighted a shocking case of plagiarism by a former North Dakota Newspaper Association president, Jon Flatland. Flatland "has been exposed as a serial...
Georgia College Student Newspaper Apologizes for Plagiarism
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Georgia College Student Newspaper Apologizes for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
March 11, 2012 12:20 PM EST
Montreal Gazette: Sports Columnist Plagiarized
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Montreal Gazette: Sports Columnist Plagiarized
By: Sydney Smith
March 05, 2012 06:10 PM EST
The Montreal Gazette apologized to its readers after finding out that its sports columnist, Paul Carbray, had plagiarized, Poynter's Craig Silverman wrote. Carbray's column has been ended, according to the...
Maine Newspaper Apologizes for Plagiarism, Fires Reporter
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Maine Newspaper Apologizes for Plagiarism, Fires Reporter
By: Sydney Smith
March 01, 2012 01:10 PM EST
The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth (Maine) Sentry fired a reporter for plagiarizing stories on "South Portland city meetings" from both the Forecaster and Current, the Forecaster reported. The Sentry is a...
Pakistan Newspaper Plagiarized News Photos
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Pakistan Newspaper Plagiarized News Photos
By: Malik Ayub Sumbal
February 22, 2012 02:40 PM EST
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Dateline Islamabad violated photojournalism ethical standards by plagiarizing copyrighted photographs from two other news agencies, ONLINE and Independent News Pakistan...
Q & A with a Founder of Saving Ethical Journalism Blog
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Q & A with a Founder of Saving Ethical Journalism Blog
By: Sydney Smith
February 06, 2012 05:00 AM EST
A new blog, Saving Ethical Journalism, was launched in late December 2011 by two journalists, David DesRoches and Patricia Gay.  DesRoches told iMediaEthics they are "looking for contributors." ...
Fox News Updates, Rewrites Post Accused of Lifting from Atlantic Wire
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Fox News Updates, Rewrites Post Accused of Lifting from Atlantic Wire
By: Sydney Smith
January 21, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Plagiarism Discussion on Salon
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Plagiarism Discussion on Salon
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January 19, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Hungarian Weekly Accuses Country's President of Plagiarism
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Hungarian Weekly Accuses Country's President of Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
January 18, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Hungarian weekly magazine HVG.hu accused Hungarian president Pal Schmitt of plagiarism in his doctoral thesis, according to AFP.  Schmitt rejected HVG.hu's claims.  Irish news site the Journal explained...
Fairfield Minuteman Apologizes for Plagiarized Story on Sports Front-page
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Fairfield Minuteman Apologizes for Plagiarized Story on Sports Front-page
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January 12, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Journal Register owned-The Fairfield Minuteman apologized for publishing a plagiarized story Jan. 5, according to a Jan. 10 blogpost by the Minuteman's group editor Matt DeRienzo. The Minuteman is a weekly newspaper...
Washington DC Afffiliate Corrects, Apologizes for Lifting WashPost Paragraphs
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Washington DC Afffiliate Corrects, Apologizes for Lifting WashPost Paragraphs
By: Sydney Smith
December 26, 2011 05:30 AM EST
Washington, D.C. CBS-affiliate WUSA unpublished this week a story that reportedly plagiarized from the Washington Post, Poynter's Julie Moos reported. According to Poynter, WUSA's president and general manager...
Cartoon Plagiarism? Will Cartoonists Get Code of Ethics after Accusations of Cartoon Plagiarism?
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Cartoon Plagiarism? Will Cartoonists Get Code of Ethics after Accusations of Cartoon Plagiarism?
By: Sydney Smith
December 14, 2011 05:30 AM EST
Editors Weblog questioned if there should be an "ethical code for cartoonists" in light of Urban Tulsa Weekly cartoonist David Simpson and Columbia Dispatch's Jeff Stahler both being accused of plagiarism. Both...
Hartford Courant Apologizes for Plagiarism and Aggregation in Journal Inquirer Lawsuit case
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Hartford Courant Apologizes for Plagiarism and Aggregation in Journal Inquirer Lawsuit case
By: Sydney Smith
November 22, 2011 09:05 AM EST
As StinkyJournalism has written, two Connecticut newspapers have been in court for two years over aggregation and plagiarism charges. The Journal Inquirer claimed that the Hartford Courant plagiarized it in 2009. The Courant...
L'Affaire Romenesko: A Legal Perspective on Plagiarism and Copyright
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L'Affaire Romenesko: A Legal Perspective on Plagiarism and Copyright
By: Alan Behr
November 21, 2011 10:30 AM EST
Commentary When I was in law school, a professor told an apocryphal story about a judge who bragged that he was the worst judge around.  When asked why, he replied, “I always follow the law.”  In...
More on WJAR Channel 10 Apology for Plagiarism
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November 05, 2011 09:35 AM EST
StinkyJournalism wrote last month when the NBC affiliate WJAR Channel 10 in Rhode Island apologized for publishing a story that plagiarized from the Providence Journal. We wrote to WJAR at the time to learn more about...
Reuters Unpublishes Story after Guardian Journalist Questions Similarities
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Reuters Unpublishes Story after Guardian Journalist Questions Similarities
By: Sydney Smith
October 29, 2011 05:30 PM EST
Reuters "withdrew" a story about Chechen author Polina Zherebtzova after Guardian reporter Miriam Elder questioned its originality, Ad Week reported. While both Reuters' Alissa de Carbonnel and the...
Financial Mail Publishes Apology for Plagiarism
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Financial Mail Publishes Apology for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
October 27, 2011 03:00 PM EST
StinkyJournalism wrote in early October about accusations of plagiarism against South Africa's Financial Mail.  The newspaper issued an apology for the plagiarism in print earlier this month, but the Financial Mail didn't...
Channel 10 TV News Unpublishes, Apologizes for Plagiarizing Providence Journal
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Channel 10 TV News Unpublishes, Apologizes for Plagiarizing Providence Journal
By: Sydney Smith
October 22, 2011 03:10 PM EST
Media General-owned NBC-affiliate WJAR Channel 10 apologized for plagiarizing from the Providence Journal, Go Local Prov reported. Channel 10 is based in Rhode Island and the Providence Journal is a daily newspaper...
POLITICO Reporter Resigns After Plagiarism
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POLITICO Reporter Resigns After Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
October 19, 2011 10:50 AM EST
POLITICO's national political reporter Kendra Marr resigned after editors learned that she had plagiarized, POLITICO revealed in an Oct. 13 post. According to POLITICO's Editors' Note announcement (see here), the...
Missoulian Not Satisfied with Examiner.Com Apology for Plagiarism Charges
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Missoulian Not Satisfied with Examiner.Com Apology for Plagiarism Charges
By: Sydney Smith
October 17, 2011 06:50 AM EST
After being accused of plagiarism, the hyperlocal news site Examiner.com apologized for and unpublished the stories in question, Poynter's Jim Romenesko wrote Oct. 7. The site's vice president of editorial,...
Journalist Accused of Plagiarism Resigns from the Irish Examiner
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Journalist Accused of Plagiarism Resigns from the Irish Examiner
By: Sydney Smith
October 13, 2011 08:55 AM EST
Steven King resigned from the Irish Examiner after being accused of plagiarism, the Irish Journal reported. StinkyJournalism wrote earlier this month when King was accused of plagiarism and the newspaper suspended his...
Irish Examiner Columnist Suspended after Plagiarism Charges
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Irish Examiner Columnist Suspended after Plagiarism Charges
By: Sydney Smith
October 08, 2011 08:15 AM EST
The Irish Examiner's Steven King has been accused of plagiarism, according to the Irish Journal.    As the Journal explained, King has been "accused of copying lengthy passages for his columns" from...
South African Newspaper Apologizes for Plagiarism
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South African Newspaper Apologizes for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
October 06, 2011 08:45 AM EST
The Financial Mail apologized for plagiarizing from Bloomberg Businessweek, Regret the Error reported.   The Financial Mail is a South African Newspaper. According to its apology (see here), its Sept. 9 story...
Hari to Donate Orwell Prize $?
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Hari to Donate Orwell Prize $?
By: Sydney Smith
October 04, 2011 03:30 PM EST
As StinkyJournalism previously wrote, following accusations and a later admission of plagiarism, UK Independent journalist gave back his 2008 Orwell Prize. Since then, the Orwell Prize committee announced that its...
Architectural Record Questions Arch Daily's Editorial Standards after Plagiarism Charges
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Architectural Record Questions Arch Daily's Editorial Standards after Plagiarism Charges
By: Sydney Smith
September 29, 2011 02:20 PM EST
StinkyJournalism wrote earlier this week about accusations of plagiarism against architecture news site Arch Daily.  An architecture news site and magazine, Architectural Record,  claimed that Arch Daily lifted an...
Johann Hari Accused of Plagiarizing Der Spiegel
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Johann Hari Accused of Plagiarizing Der Spiegel
By: Sydney Smith
September 28, 2011 09:25 AM EST
Johann Hari has been accused of plagiarism again, the Guardian reported Sept. 27. As StinkyJournalism has written, Hari was accused of lifting quotes from other writers' work in his articles.  Hari admitted...
Arch Daily Responds to Plagiarism Charges from Architecture Record
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Arch Daily Responds to Plagiarism Charges from Architecture Record
By: Sydney Smith
September 27, 2011 03:15 PM EST
As StinkyJournalism wrote briefly last week, an architecture news site, Architecture Record, accused  fellow architecture news site Arch Daily of lifting content.  The story in question has been removed from Arch...
Plagiarism Charges at Architecture Site
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Plagiarism Charges at Architecture Site
By: Sydney Smith
September 23, 2011 08:30 AM EST
Sorry we Said You Ran a Pill Mill
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Sorry we Said You Ran a Pill Mill
By: Sydney Smith
September 23, 2011 08:30 AM EST
Jacksonville, Florida TV station First Coast News apologized Sept. 16 for inaccurately labeling a man named George H.G. Hall in its stories about "two local pain management clinics that were raided by federal agents and...
Essay Accused of Plagiarism Just 'Sloppy Attribution' Says WaPo Public Editor
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Essay Accused of Plagiarism Just 'Sloppy Attribution' Says WaPo Public Editor
By: Sydney Smith
September 21, 2011 04:40 PM EST
Washington Post public editor Patrick Pexton denied that freelancer Anna Lewis plagiarized but did accuse Lewis of "sloppy attribution." StinkyJournalism wrote in March when ithe Post suspended staff reporter...
Johann Hari Admits Plagiarism, Will Take 4 Unpaid Months off from UK Independent & Have Journalism Training
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Johann Hari Admits Plagiarism, Will Take 4 Unpaid Months off from UK Independent & Have Journalism Training
By: Sydney Smith
September 15, 2011 10:15 AM EST
Nearly three months after bloggers first called out the Independent's Johann Hari for plagiarism, he has admitted to the charges, the Independent reported. As StinkyJournalism has written, Hari was accused in a...
Independent Finishes Review of Johann Hari
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Independent Finishes Review of Johann Hari
By: Sydney Smith
September 14, 2011 07:50 AM EST
TV News Program Accused of Plagiarizing ABC News' Segment
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TV News Program Accused of Plagiarizing ABC News' Segment
By: Sydney Smith
July 25, 2011 12:25 AM EST
Kansas City Star Fires Columnist for Plagiarism
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Kansas City Star Fires Columnist for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
July 19, 2011 01:21 PM EST
Media Group Awards Wiki Site for Catching Plagiarism
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Media Group Awards Wiki Site for Catching Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
July 04, 2011 04:40 PM EST
Inquirer Defends itself Against Plagiarism Charges
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Inquirer Defends itself Against Plagiarism Charges
By: Sydney Smith
July 03, 2011 08:55 AM EST
Colo HS Principal Admits Plagiarism? Newspaper Program To Continue Next Year
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Colo HS Principal Admits Plagiarism? Newspaper Program To Continue Next Year
By: Sydney Smith
June 28, 2011 08:28 AM EST
Denver Post's Woody Paige Admits 'Lifting Quotes'
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Denver Post's Woody Paige Admits 'Lifting Quotes'
By: Sydney Smith
June 11, 2011 08:15 PM EST
The Denver Post's Woody Paige apologized for "lifting quotes without attribution" in an article on ESPN, Regret the Error reported. Paige reportedly took three quotes from SportsBusiness Journal's John Ourand's...
Hartford Courant Sued Again for Plagiarism, Denies copyright infringement
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Hartford Courant Sued Again for Plagiarism, Denies copyright infringement
By: Sydney Smith
June 09, 2011 03:03 PM EST
Australian Newspaper Alleges Competitor Plagiarized
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Australian Newspaper Alleges Competitor Plagiarized
By: Sydney Smith
June 06, 2011 02:12 PM EST
Christian Science Monitor to Review WaPo Plagiarist's Travel Stories
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Christian Science Monitor to Review WaPo Plagiarist's Travel Stories
By: Sydney Smith
May 31, 2011 01:37 PM EST
WashPost Admits Travel Freelancer Plagiarized from Andy Warhol Documentary
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WashPost Admits Travel Freelancer Plagiarized from Andy Warhol Documentary
By: Sydney Smith
May 29, 2011 08:39 AM EST
Churnalism at Three UK newspapers?
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Churnalism at Three UK newspapers?
By: Sydney Smith
May 24, 2011 07:25 AM EST
Did Daily Mail Rip Off Metro, New York Times Stories on NYC Smoking?
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Did Daily Mail Rip Off Metro, New York Times Stories on NYC Smoking?
By: Sydney Smith
May 23, 2011 03:13 PM EST
Second German politician quits after being accused of plagiarizing doctoral thesis
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Second German politician quits after being accused of plagiarizing doctoral thesis
By: Sydney Smith
May 18, 2011 03:30 PM EST
University: Former German Defense Minister Plagiarized
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University: Former German Defense Minister Plagiarized
By: Sydney Smith
May 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST
Politician who Plagiarized Doesn't Want Investigation Results Published
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Politician who Plagiarized Doesn't Want Investigation Results Published
By: Sydney Smith
April 12, 2011 07:55 AM EST
Blogger Explains How She Spotted Plagiarism
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Blogger Explains How She Spotted Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
April 05, 2011 02:40 PM EST
Charlotte Sun Reporter Plagiarized A Diabetes Group's Website
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Charlotte Sun Reporter Plagiarized A Diabetes Group's Website
By: Sydney Smith
March 31, 2011 02:51 PM EST
More on Churnalism
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March 24, 2011 04:00 PM EST
Washington Post Reporter Plagiarized Arizona Republic, Suspended 3 months
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Washington Post Reporter Plagiarized Arizona Republic, Suspended 3 months
By: Sydney Smith
March 18, 2011 03:56 AM EST
German Politician Resigns after Plagiarism Charges
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German Politician Resigns after Plagiarism Charges
By: Sydney Smith
March 10, 2011 01:37 PM EST
UK Site Churnalism Matches News Articles with Press Releases
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UK Site Churnalism Matches News Articles with Press Releases
By: Sydney Smith
February 28, 2011 04:48 AM EST
NY Daily News Unpublished Stories by Freelancer Rob Sgobbo For Faking Sources in  Village Voice
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NY Daily News Unpublished Stories by Freelancer Rob Sgobbo For Faking Sources in Village Voice
By: Sydney Smith
February 10, 2011 08:40 AM EST
Daily Mail Acknowledges Plagiarizing NYT, Updates Story
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Daily Mail Acknowledges Plagiarizing NYT, Updates Story
By: Sydney Smith
January 31, 2011 04:14 PM EST
Blogger 'Old Word Wolf' Criticizes Fla Newspaper for Plagiarism, Errors
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Blogger 'Old Word Wolf' Criticizes Fla Newspaper for Plagiarism, Errors
By: Sydney Smith
January 27, 2011 01:22 PM EST
Daily Mail Accused of Plagiarizing the New York Times
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Daily Mail Accused of Plagiarizing the New York Times
By: Sydney Smith
January 22, 2011 08:24 AM EST
Union-Leader Admits It Plagiarized Hockey Blogger's Post
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Union-Leader Admits It Plagiarized Hockey Blogger's Post
By: Sydney Smith
January 07, 2011 03:11 PM EST
Patch Website Apologizes for Plagiarism
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Patch Website Apologizes for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
January 01, 2011 07:50 AM EST
ESPN Anchor Suspended After Plagiarizing Newspaper Columnist
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ESPN Anchor Suspended After Plagiarizing Newspaper Columnist
By: Sydney Smith
December 30, 2010 03:17 PM EST
Music Critic Accused Musician of Plagiarizing Kanye West Review
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Music Critic Accused Musician of Plagiarizing Kanye West Review
By: Sydney Smith
December 15, 2010 03:30 PM EST
Cooks Source Magazine Shuts Down After Charge of Copyright Infringement
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Cooks Source Magazine Shuts Down After Charge of Copyright Infringement
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2010 04:05 PM EST
Did Former Pres. Bush Plagiarize From News Outlets, Books?
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Did Former Pres. Bush Plagiarize From News Outlets, Books?
By: Sydney Smith
November 14, 2010 11:57 AM EST
Gawker Gives Media Ethics Advice?
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Gawker Gives Media Ethics Advice?
By: Sydney Smith
November 12, 2010 12:59 AM EST
Slate Plagiarized by India Today, Editor Apologizes
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Slate Plagiarized by India Today, Editor Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
October 28, 2010 07:35 AM EST
Arthur Brisbane Defends NYT Article Accused of Plagiarism
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Arthur Brisbane Defends NYT Article Accused of Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
October 09, 2010 09:16 AM EST
Boston Globe owns up to lifting quotes, corrects after violation of Globe's journalistic standards
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Boston Globe owns up to "lifting quotes," corrects after "violation of Globe's journalistic standards"
By: Sydney Smith
September 27, 2010 08:22 AM EST
Does the Next Generation of Bloggers Understand Plagiarism?
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Does the Next Generation of Bloggers Understand Plagiarism?
By: Sydney Smith
September 06, 2010 07:58 AM EST
Chinese magazine publishes plagiarized & doctored photo
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Chinese magazine publishes plagiarized & doctored photo
By: Sydney Smith
August 18, 2010 06:06 AM EST
Nature photo contest winning image Plagiarized, Doctored
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Nature photo contest winning image Plagiarized, Doctored
By: Sydney Smith
July 29, 2010 06:17 AM EST
Herald de Paris calls Gawker out for plagiarism, no transparency
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Herald de Paris calls Gawker out for plagiarism, no transparency
By: Sydney Smith
June 01, 2010 07:14 AM EST
Sued for plagiarism? It can cost you money....
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Sued for plagiarism? It can cost you money....
By: Siobhan Dixon
March 16, 2010 02:01 PM EST
To Catch a Plagiarist : Set a Trap
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To Catch a Plagiarist : Set a Trap
By: Molika Ashford
March 09, 2010 07:21 AM EST
Journalism Lessons: The ABCs of Not Plagiarizing
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Journalism Lessons: The ABCs of Not Plagiarizing
By: Molika Ashford
March 02, 2010 09:56 AM EST
NY Times Writer Resigns After Plagiarizing
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NY Times Writer Resigns After Plagiarizing
By: Molika Ashford
February 22, 2010 08:31 AM EST
Journalism's  Hamster Wheel :  Increasing Productivity Demands
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Journalism's "Hamster Wheel" : Increasing Productivity Demands
By: Molika Ashford
February 19, 2010 09:17 AM EST
Update: Jayson Blair Promises Proof of Donation, Explains Media Policy
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Update: Jayson Blair Promises Proof of Donation, Explains Media Policy
By: Molika Ashford
December 29, 2009 07:44 AM EST
Jayson Blair Speaks to Another Group of Students After Vowing No More Public Communication
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Jayson Blair Speaks to Another Group of Students After Vowing No More Public Communication
By: Molika Ashford
December 15, 2009 03:41 PM EST
Blair-Style Plagiarism and Fabrication from Wall Street Journal Columnist Mona Sarika
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Blair-Style Plagiarism and Fabrication from Wall Street Journal Columnist Mona Sarika
By: Molika Ashford
December 07, 2009 03:19 PM EST
Journal Inquirer Sues Hartford Courant for Failing to Credit Them in Aggregated Stories:
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Journal Inquirer Sues Hartford Courant for Failing to Credit Them in Aggregated Stories:
By: Molika Ashford
November 28, 2009 08:32 AM EST
AP Defends Jayson Blair As Ethics Lecturer: Calls Lying And Plagiarism Simply "Failure"
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AP Defends Jayson Blair As Ethics Lecturer: Calls Lying And Plagiarism Simply "Failure"
By: Molika Ashford
November 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST
Disgraced Times Reporter Jayson Blair to Lecture at University Ethics Institute
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Disgraced Times Reporter Jayson Blair to Lecture at University Ethics Institute
By: Molika Ashford
October 30, 2009 06:39 AM EST
Newsweek Takes Liberty with Photo-cropping
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Newsweek Takes Liberty with Photo-cropping
By: Katie Rolnick
September 23, 2009 03:01 AM EST
On September 17, 2009, the New York Times photography, video, and visual journalism blog, Lens, published an essay by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Hume Kennerly. In the essay, Kennerly takes issue with the...
Hartford Courant censured by ethics committee for failing to cite sources
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Hartford Courant censured by ethics committee for failing to cite sources
By: Matthew Nestel
September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Wired Editor Steals Wikipedia Content for "Free" Book
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Wired Editor Steals Wikipedia Content for "Free" Book
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer
June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST
DOWD SCANDAL ROUNDUP: Is Dowd's plagiarism part of a larger problem at NY Times?
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DOWD SCANDAL ROUNDUP: Is Dowd's plagiarism part of a larger problem at NY Times?
By: Danielle Mastropiero, Rhonda Roland Shearer
May 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Is Nine Times The Same Cover Enough?
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Is Nine Times The Same Cover Enough?
By: Danielle Mastropiero
January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Accidental Plagiarism Leads To Bigger Question:
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Accidental Plagiarism Leads To Bigger Question:
By: Danielle Elliot
January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Regret The Error , Part 2 :
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By: Danielle Mastropiero
December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST
Regret The Error :
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By: Danielle Elliot
December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST
Fabulist Times
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Fabulist Times
By: StinkyJournalism.org Staff
May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST
We’re living through fabulist times, which shouldn’t be confused with fabulous times. The two words are next-door neighbors in the dictionary but have as much in common as George W. Bush and George...
A Year After Jayson Blair: Ethical Behavior Promoted in Media and Government
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A Year After Jayson Blair: Ethical Behavior Promoted in Media and Government
By: Ashley O'Dell
May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST
One year ago today, the Associated Press says, "The New York Times announced on its Web site that one of its reporters, Jayson Blair, had ’committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud,’ according to an...
Epitome of Stinky Journalism
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Epitome of Stinky Journalism
By: Eli Varenberg
March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Today’s issue of Usa Today features an extensive series of articles chronicling Jack Kelley’s (their former reporter) journalistic...
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