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Google NOT building a pool in East River, Wash Post Unpublished 'flawed' story
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Google NOT building a pool in East River, Wash Post Unpublished 'flawed' story
By: Sydney Smith
June 28, 2014 01:23 PM EST
The Washington Post unpublished an article saying Google was building a pool in New York City's East River. The Post admitted in its editor's note that the story "overlooked that Google has no financial or...
Wall Street Journal unpublishes 3 Travel Articles, Writer took free Hotel stay
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Wall Street Journal unpublishes 3 Travel Articles, Writer took free Hotel stay
By: Sydney Smith
June 14, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Wall Street Journal unpublished three travel articles because the writer, Akhil Sharma, took "some free and discounted goods and services." The ethical breach was revealed in a June 10 correction published...
CNN iReport Unpublishes Hoax, Asteroid won't 'end civilization as we know it' in 2041
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CNN iReport Unpublishes Hoax, Asteroid won't 'end civilization as we know it' in 2041
By: Sydney Smith
May 29, 2014 05:00 AM EST
CNN unpublished an iReport story that claimed an asteroid was going to hit Earth on March 35, 2041.  The story was titled "Giant asteroid possibly on collision course with Earth." The iReport has been...
IDing victim as transgender in UK papers was 'upsetting and irrelevant'
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IDing victim as transgender in UK papers was 'upsetting and irrelevant'
By: Sydney Smith
May 18, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Scientist Dr. Kate Stone was the victim of a horrible accident on New Year's Eve when she was "gored in the neck" by a charging stag and put into a coma. But, in stories on the attack, six UK news outlets...
Cleveland Browns Owner NOT indicted by FBI, TV station retracts
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Cleveland Browns Owner NOT indicted by FBI, TV station retracts
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Cleveland ABC-affiliate WEWS News Net 5 unpublished a story after wrongly reporting that Jimmy Haslam, the owner of the Cleveland Browns football team, was indicted by the FBI. "There was zero truth" to the...
Where are Pre 2007 US News & World Report Stories? A list of archives
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Where are Pre 2007 US News & World Report Stories? A list of archives
By: Sydney Smith
April 08, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The accessibility of news stories from the past fosters accuracy and journalists' ability to provide context for current reporting. Back in February, Jim Romenesko reported on his website that U.S. News & World...
13 Stories with Faked sources, Interviews, Misquotes in U of Oregon student newspaper
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13 Stories with Faked sources, Interviews, Misquotes in U of Oregon student newspaper
By: Sydney Smith
March 17, 2014 05:00 AM EST
University of Oregon-Eugene student newspaper The Daily Emerald revealed that one of its former reporters, Jessica Fisher, faked interviews and misquoted sources. The newspaper has since unpublished 13 of Fisher's...
E! Online Hits Delete After Its Ellen Page Dresses Like a 'Massive Man' Blogpost
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E! Online Hits Delete After Its Ellen Page Dresses Like a 'Massive Man' Blogpost
By: Sydney Smith
February 16, 2014 01:55 PM EST
E! Online unpublished a story describing Ellen Page's gym outfit as "dressing like a massive man" just a day after the actress called out the negative post. Page, who has starred in To Rome with Love,...
'You're Grounded,' Unusual consequences for Michigan Student Journalists
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'You're Grounded,' Unusual consequences for Michigan Student Journalists
By: Sydney Smith
February 15, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The dean of students at Michigan's private college Albion grounded student publication The Pleiad for nine days. Much like naughty children being sent to their rooms, the ban on publication came after the...
3 Errors in Google Android Stories Guardian Shouldn't Have Published
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3 Errors in Google Android Stories Guardian Shouldn't Have Published
By: Sydney Smith
February 03, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Guardian prematurely published an article on Google Android software, according to a correction published in its Jan. 30 Corrections and Clarifications column. There were two errors in the article that shouldn't...
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...
UPDATED Photog Responds: Columbia Journalism Review Takes down Photo after Copyright Complaint
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UPDATED Photog Responds: Columbia Journalism Review Takes down Photo after Copyright Complaint
By: Sydney Smith
January 20, 2014 01:20 PM EST
Columbia Journalism Review unpublished a photograph after a Cleveland Plain Dealer photo editor complained of copyright violation. According to the blog Hell and High Water: The Battle to Save the Daily New Orleans Times...
Emma Keller Admits Quoting Cancer Patient Lisa Adams' Private E-mails,  Guardian Unpublishes
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Emma Keller Admits Quoting Cancer Patient Lisa Adams' Private E-mails, Guardian Unpublishes
By: Sydney Smith
January 13, 2014 01:19 PM EST
The Guardian unpublished an article by Emma Keller, wife of former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller, about cancer patient Lisa Adams that questioned "the ethics of tweeting terminal illness."  Adams...
MP NOT 'Lazy,' On Maternity Leave, UK Sun Unpublishes & apologizes
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MP NOT 'Lazy,' On Maternity Leave, UK Sun Unpublishes & apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
December 22, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The UK Sun unpublished a list of "Top 10 laziest MPs" (MPs are Parliament members) after including a Parliament member who was on maternity leave. Lucy Powell, one of the MPs on the list, slammed the Sun on...
Kanye West Responds to Hoax Nelson Mandela Story, UK Zambians also Published Fake Interview
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Kanye West Responds to Hoax Nelson Mandela Story, UK Zambians also Published Fake Interview
By: Sydney Smith
December 11, 2013 05:00 AM EST
2 African News Sites Hoaxed by Kanye West, Nelson Mandela Satire Article
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2 African News Sites Hoaxed by Kanye West, Nelson Mandela Satire Article
By: Sydney Smith
December 07, 2013 05:03 PM EST
Two African news outlets were hoaxed by a Daily Currant satire story claiming that Kanye West said he would be the "next Nelson Mandela." The Daily Currant's Dec. 6 story, "Kanye West: 'I am the...
NYT Won't Unpublish Palestinian Mother Photo
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NYT Won't Unpublish Palestinian Mother Photo
By: Sydney Smith
November 28, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan explained why the Times left a photo up despite complaints. Sullivan earlier reported, as iMediaEthics wrote over the weekend, that the photo, which showed a...
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...
'Urban Whore' Blogpost: Scientific American Unpublished, Re-published, Biology-Online editor fired
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'Urban Whore' Blogpost: Scientific American Unpublished, Re-published, Biology-Online editor fired
By: Sydney Smith
October 15, 2013 08:00 PM EST
Biology-Online fired an editor who blogged under the name "Ofek" for calling Scientific American blogger Danielle N. Lee an "urban whore." Ofek's firing came after his insult to Lee, a biologist,...
Daily Mail Reports Concert Promoter Guilty for Michael Jackson's Doctor Hire, Repeat of Amanda Knox Error
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Daily Mail Reports Concert Promoter Guilty for Michael Jackson's Doctor Hire, Repeat of Amanda Knox Error
By: Sydney Smith
October 03, 2013 11:20 AM EST
Sorry for Calling you a Prostitute, London's Evening Standard Apologizes
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Sorry for Calling you a Prostitute, London's Evening Standard Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
September 29, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The London Evening Standard apologized this week for wrongly saying a woman named Rachel Garley was a prostitute. The Standard's Aug. 7 story was about an exhibition of suits by the late artist Sebastian Horsley....
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Didn't Buy Pricey San Francisco Home, HuffPost Deletes Story
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Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Didn't Buy Pricey San Francisco Home, HuffPost Deletes Story
By: Sydney Smith
September 23, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer busted the Huffington Post for phony reporting on her, Poynter reported. According to an editor's note on HuffPost's website, it had said Mayer and her husband Zach Bogue...
PsyBlog Unpublishes Post Similar to NYTimes After iMediaEthics Inquiry
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PsyBlog Unpublishes Post Similar to NYTimes After iMediaEthics Inquiry
By: Sydney Smith
September 09, 2013 05:00 AM EST
PsyBlog unpublished a blogpost after an iMediaEthics inquiry about proper attribution. PsyBlog's author, Jeremy Dean, told iMediaEthics he deleted his post because it was "similar" to a New York Times...
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...
BuzzFeed Takes Down Graphic Photo of Murdered Woman
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BuzzFeed Takes Down Graphic Photo of Murdered Woman
By: Sydney Smith
August 08, 2013 09:08 PM EST
Were Violent Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi Photos a Publicity Stunt? Lawson's Lawyers Want Blogpost Deleted
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Were Violent Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi Photos a Publicity Stunt? Lawson's Lawyers Want Blogpost Deleted
By: Sydney Smith
July 27, 2013 08:05 PM EST
TV cook Nigella Lawson's lawyers want London public relations practitioner Richard Hillgrove to delete a blogpost suggesting that she and her soon-to-be ex-husband Charles Saatchi faked an assault. Earlier this...
UK Observer Unpublishes 'Secret European Deals' Story, 'Concerns raised' about source
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UK Observer Unpublishes 'Secret European Deals' Story, 'Concerns raised' about source
By: Sydney Smith
July 04, 2013 05:00 AM EST
The UK Observer unpublished a story claiming there were "secret European deals to hand over private data to America." The Observer is the Sunday sister paper to the Guardian, whose Glenn Greenwald broke the story...
Biscuit Coma Story: Globe & Mail, Sun, Daily Mail, Examiner Also Hoaxed
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Biscuit Coma Story: Globe & Mail, Sun, Daily Mail, Examiner Also Hoaxed
By: Sydney Smith
June 30, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Satire site RockCitytimes published a phony story claiming that food writer Kevin Shalin lapsed into a coma because he ate 413 biscuits.  The UK Daily Mirror not only was hoaxed by the satire site, but wrote about the...
Food Writer Didn't Have Coma from Eating Biscuits, UK Mirror Hoaxed, Stole Story from Satire Site
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Food Writer Didn't Have Coma from Eating Biscuits, UK Mirror Hoaxed, Stole Story from Satire Site
By: Sydney Smith
June 26, 2013 04:00 AM EST
The Daily Mirror was hoaxed by a fake story about a man lapsing into a coma after eating 413 biscuits, Arkansas Matters reported.  Not only did the Mirror publish a story about the satire coma tale, but the the...
Models Posed as Authors before Suicide, Vice Unpublishes Pictures
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Models Posed as Authors before Suicide, Vice Unpublishes Pictures
By: Sydney Smith
June 24, 2013 05:00 AM EST
In response to massive criticism and outrage, Vice magazine unpublished and apologized for a photo "fashion spread" titled "Last Words" of people posing as authors before committing suicide. For example,...
'Too many gosh darn foreigners' ('Asians') on LPGA Tour, Radio Host Fired after comment
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'Too many gosh darn foreigners' ('Asians') on LPGA Tour, Radio Host Fired after comment
By: Sydney Smith
June 18, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Rochester, New York news radio WHAM-AM fired radio host Craig Schaller for his comments about Asian golf players in a column for the station's website, Fox...
NYT Unpublishes Anthony Weiner Story after 'Inadvertently' Publishing It
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NYT Unpublishes Anthony Weiner Story after 'Inadvertently' Publishing It
By: Sydney Smith
June 12, 2013 07:45 AM EST
Al Jazeera Unpublishes 'Last of the Semites' Op-Ed, Admits It 'should have handled this better'
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Al Jazeera Unpublishes 'Last of the Semites' Op-Ed, Admits It 'should have handled this better'
By: Sydney Smith
May 24, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Al Jazeera unpublished an op-ed column by Joseph Massad titled "Last of the Semites" after deciding the content was questionable and also "similar in argument" to Massad's previously published work,...
Toronto Star's Front-Page Apology 1st in 18 Years, Story was 'Entirely Wrong,' Public Editor Says
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Toronto Star's Front-Page Apology 1st in 18 Years, Story was 'Entirely Wrong,' Public Editor Says
By: Sydney Smith
May 16, 2013 06:00 AM EST
For the first time in 18 years, the Toronto Star had to run a front-page apology after wrongly saying that a politician was on vacation, Toronto Star public editor Kathy English noted in a recent column.  It was also...
Sarah Palin Wants to Invade Czech Republic? Polish Magazine Hoaxed by Satire Site's Fake Quotes
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Sarah Palin Wants to Invade Czech Republic? Polish Magazine Hoaxed by Satire Site's Fake Quotes
By: Sydney Smith
April 26, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Polish magazine Wprost was hoaxed by a satire article claiming Sarah Palin wanted President Obama to invade the Czech Republic as a retaliation for the Boston Marathon bombings, the Examiner and Jim Romenesko...
 Paul Ryan Letter to Editor "Contained an Egregious Error", Kansas City Star Readers Rep says
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Paul Ryan Letter to Editor "Contained an Egregious Error", Kansas City Star Readers Rep says
By: Sydney Smith
April 20, 2013 06:00 AM EST
The Kansas City Star fact checks letters to the editor before publication, according to the newspaper's public editor Derek Donovan. But, in an April 12 case, the paper missed an error in a letter about Rep. Paul...
Scientific Claim in Iran's Fars News Agency 'Wacky,' 'Completely Nuts'
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Scientific Claim in Iran's Fars News Agency 'Wacky,' 'Completely Nuts'
By: Sydney Smith
April 15, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Is this an example of Iran's weird science? Fars News Agency, which has ties to the Iranian government, unpublished an April 8 story claiming Iranian Ali Razeqi created a "time machine," but not before...
'Joking about me being killed really isn't funny' Meghan McCain says
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'Joking about me being killed really isn't funny' Meghan McCain says
By: Sydney Smith
April 13, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Is Daily Mirror Pretending It wasn't Hoaxed by Virgin Atlantic Glass-Bottomed Plane April Fools Prank?
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Is Daily Mirror Pretending It wasn't Hoaxed by Virgin Atlantic Glass-Bottomed Plane April Fools Prank?
By: Sydney Smith
April 09, 2013 02:00 PM EST
Was the UK Daily Mirror hoaxed by an April Fools' joke? In an April 1 story, the Mirror reported on Virgin Atlantic Airways's announcement that it was going to premiere a plane with a glass floor.  But the...
'We Blew It' Says Philadelphia Magazine, Journalist Admits Duped By Liar In Fact Check Fail
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'We Blew It' Says Philadelphia Magazine, Journalist Admits Duped By Liar In Fact Check Fail
By: Sydney Smith
April 06, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Reporter 'Created Names, Years and Majors' for Fake Sources, Univ. of Alabama Student Newspaper Unpublishes 12 Stories
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Reporter 'Created Names, Years and Majors' for Fake Sources, Univ. of Alabama Student Newspaper Unpublishes 12 Stories
By: Sydney Smith
March 22, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Neanderthal Clone Baby Story Disappears on UK Metro, Unpublishing suspected
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Neanderthal Clone Baby Story Disappears on UK Metro, Unpublishing suspected
By: Sydney Smith
March 20, 2013 06:00 AM EST
The UK Metro has unpublished a Jan. 21 article containing a fake quote about the possibility of a Neanderthal clone...
Vanity Fair no longer 'surprised' Jessica Chastain 'hailed' for Zero Dark Thirty acting, unpublishes critique
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Vanity Fair no longer 'surprised' Jessica Chastain 'hailed' for Zero Dark Thirty acting, unpublishes critique
By: Sydney Smith
March 10, 2013 06:00 AM EST
Vanity Fair unpublished a blogpost critical of actress Jessica Chastain because "it ran counter to what a number of people at the magazine believed," Vanity Fair spokesperson Beth Kseniak told Deadline.com. ...
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
'Ask iMediaEthics' Column Launched: High Beam takes down article after iMediaEthics inquiry, Reader's complaint resolved
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'Ask iMediaEthics' Column Launched: High Beam takes down article after iMediaEthics inquiry, Reader's complaint resolved
By: Sydney Smith
February 25, 2013 06:00 AM EST
This is the first in a new series from iMediaEthics called Ask iMediaEthics. iMediaEthics will feature interesting case studies in response to our readers' requests for help or advice related to media ethics or...
Scottish Rape Victim Photo ID Posted in Thai Newspaper, Deleted after Criticism
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Scottish Rape Victim Photo ID Posted in Thai Newspaper, Deleted after Criticism
By: Sydney Smith
February 21, 2013 09:20 AM EST
Bangkok, Thailand newspaper the Daily News named and photographed a victim of gang rape, but later took down the identifying information.  The victim was a Scottish woman "on holiday...with her boyfriend,"...
'Nothing is Sacred' says Evan Rachel Wood, Daily Mail Unpublishes Her Ultrasound Pic
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'Nothing is Sacred' says Evan Rachel Wood, Daily Mail Unpublishes Her Ultrasound Pic
By: Sydney Smith
February 14, 2013 07:15 PM EST
The Daily Mail's website unpublished a story and photos about actress Evan Rachel Wood's ultrasound after Wood complained on Twitter.  According to Wood's tweets, she wasn't flaunting the photo around...
El Pais Retracts Fake Photo of Hugo Chavez, Apologizes
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El Pais Retracts Fake Photo of Hugo Chavez, Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
January 24, 2013 06:30 PM EST
Daily Spanish newspaper El Pais ran a fake photo of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez on its front page and briefly online, the Guardian reported.  According to Mondo Times, El Pais has a "circulation of...
The Atlantic Takes $ from Scientology for Advertorial that Looked Just Like Real Article with Comments Section
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The Atlantic Takes $ from Scientology for Advertorial that Looked Just Like Real Article with Comments Section
By: Sydney Smith
January 19, 2013 07:00 AM EST
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...
NYPost Hoaxed by Fake Ryan Lanza Facebook, Huffington Post Unpublishes
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NYPost Hoaxed by Fake Ryan Lanza Facebook, Huffington Post Unpublishes
By: Sydney Smith
December 24, 2012 10:00 AM EST
The New York Post was tricked by a fake Facebook page for Ryan Lanza, the brother of the Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Dec. 16 Connecticut school massacre. Adam Lanza killed 26 adults and children at Sandy Hook...
Jack Abramoff Not Eating Sushi? Jewish Press Retracts, Unpublishes
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Jack Abramoff Not Eating Sushi? Jewish Press Retracts, Unpublishes
By: Sydney Smith
December 14, 2012 09:00 AM EST
PCC: Farnham Herald Didn't Violate Privacy or Accuracy with Info, Photo from Facebook
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PCC: Farnham Herald Didn't Violate Privacy or Accuracy with Info, Photo from Facebook
By: Sydney Smith
December 02, 2012 05:30 AM EST
The UK Press Complaints Commission ruled that it was OK for the Farnham Herald to use information and a photo from an assault victim's Facebook page in a story that identified the victim. The newspaper defended its...
Commentary Magazine Denies D.G. Myers Fired for Pro-Same Sex Marriage Blog
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Commentary Magazine Denies D.G. Myers Fired for Pro-Same Sex Marriage Blog
By: Sydney Smith
November 15, 2012 06:00 AM EST
More Sandy Errors: NYPost Unpublishes Anonymously-Sourced Sandy Story, NYT Corrects Live Blog on New Jersey Rules for Getting Gas
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More Sandy Errors: NYPost Unpublishes Anonymously-Sourced Sandy Story, NYT Corrects Live Blog on New Jersey Rules for Getting Gas
By: Sydney Smith
November 06, 2012 04:00 AM EST
The New York Post unpublished an Oct. 31 story reporting that "Mayor Bloomberg will announce later today that passenger cars will be temporarily barred from entering Manhattan," Poynter's Julie Moos...
CNN Unpublishes Story on Study Linking Women's Hormones to Voting
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CNN Unpublishes Story on Study Linking Women's Hormones to Voting
By: Sydney Smith
October 26, 2012 05:00 AM EST
CNN unpublished an article that "did not meet the editorial standards of CNN," Mediaite reported.   The story has been replaced with a post disclosing the unpublishing  that reads: "Post...
Toronto Star Removes Reference to 'Jewish-Only' Areas from Editorial
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Toronto Star Removes Reference to 'Jewish-Only' Areas from Editorial
By: Sydney Smith
October 09, 2012 11:15 PM EST
The Toronto Star "edited" an editorial from August to remove a reference to "'Jewish only' roads and settlements in the West Bank."  The editorial was by Canadians for Justice and Peace in...
After PCC Complaint, Daily Mail Apologizes, Unpublishes Article Suggesting Teen Died of 'Substance Abuse'
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After PCC Complaint, Daily Mail Apologizes, Unpublishes Article Suggesting Teen Died of 'Substance Abuse'
By: Sydney Smith
October 08, 2012 05:30 AM EST
UK Independent Apologizes, Unpublishes Interview including Personal Info after PCC Complaints
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UK Independent Apologizes, Unpublishes Interview including Personal Info after PCC Complaints
By: Sydney Smith
September 25, 2012 05:30 AM EST
NYT Unpublishes Rape Victim's Blog Quote to avoid ID'ing her
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NYT Unpublishes Rape Victim's Blog Quote to avoid ID'ing her
By: Sydney Smith
September 24, 2012 08:00 PM EST
Wall Street Journal Corrects 2 Jonah Lehrer Articles, Unpublishes 2 Others
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Wall Street Journal Corrects 2 Jonah Lehrer Articles, Unpublishes 2 Others
By: Sydney Smith
September 17, 2012 04:15 PM EST
The Wall Street Journal unpublished two articles by Jonah Lehrer that "inappropriately reused passages from articles he wrote for the Boston Globe," according to the Journal's corrections page.   The...
Amnesty International Unpublishes Fake Blog Posts Published by Hackers
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Amnesty International Unpublishes Fake Blog Posts Published by Hackers
By: Sydney Smith
September 08, 2012 06:00 AM EST
Fake blogposts were published on Amnesty International's blog, Amnesty tweeted Aug. 27. According to the Associated Press, the hackers posted at least one fake story that "claimed that a research mission...
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...
Fake AP Story 'Inadvertently' Published, News Sites Remove Sports Story
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Fake AP Story 'Inadvertently' Published, News Sites Remove Sports Story
By: Sydney Smith
August 28, 2012 11:50 AM EST
News outlets published a "test story" from the Associated Press by accident, and are now unpublishing the fake sports story.  Deadspin explained the story was about a football game between UCLA's Bruins...
Daily Mail Unpublishes Fake Photo of Isaac
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Daily Mail Unpublishes Fake Photo of Isaac
By: Sydney Smith
August 28, 2012 04:00 AM EST
The Daily Mail unpublished a fake photo purporting to be of Isaac, Tabloid Watch reported.  The photo, which Tabloid Watch dated back as early as 2008, was published with an August 24 article on the storm, which is...
Michigan Student Newspaper Unpublishes, Clarifies Report in Settlement
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Michigan Student Newspaper Unpublishes, Clarifies Report in Settlement
By: Sydney Smith
August 25, 2012 06:00 AM EST
University of Michigan student-run newspaper The Michigan Daily unpublished a story about Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers' "hockey recruit " after being threatened with a lawsuit, Jim Romenesko...
Daily Mail Unpublishes Nazi Concentration Camp Reference, Writer Apologizes
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Daily Mail Unpublishes Nazi Concentration Camp Reference, Writer Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
August 18, 2012 08:30 AM EST
The Daily Mail unpublished without disclosure "an offensive paragraph" from a July 4 article on "youth unemployment," the Guardian's Roy Greenslade reported. The article carries an...
Reuters Hacked Again, Unpublishes Fake Story Claiming Saudi Arabian Politician Died
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Reuters Hacked Again, Unpublishes Fake Story Claiming Saudi Arabian Politician Died
By: Sydney Smith
August 16, 2012 04:00 AM EST
Reuters' blogging website was hacked again and a fake death story was posted, Agence France-Presse reported. The fake story claimed that "Saudi Arabia's foreign minister prince Saud al-Faisal has...
Reuters Blog Unpublishes Fake Stories about Syria Posted by Hackers
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Reuters Blog Unpublishes Fake Stories about Syria Posted by Hackers
By: Sydney Smith
August 05, 2012 06:00 AM EST
Fake stories were posted to Reuters' blogs August 3 after the "blogging platform" was hacked, the Wall Street Journal reported. Reuters tweeted about the hack noting that the fake interview "was...
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...
Yale Daily News Re-Reviewing Liane Membis' Work after HuffPost Unpublishes Story
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Yale Daily News Re-Reviewing Liane Membis' Work after HuffPost Unpublishes Story
By: Sydney Smith
July 06, 2012 06:20 PM EST
The Wall Street Journal intern who was fired last month for fabrication also "snookered" The Huffington Post, the Atlantic Wire...
NYPost Reports, Unpublishes Quote from Parody NYT Public Editor Account, Later Calls it 'Errant Tweet'
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NYPost Reports, Unpublishes Quote from Parody NYT Public Editor Account, Later Calls it 'Errant Tweet'
By: Sydney Smith
July 04, 2012 05:45 PM EST
The New York Post's Page Six quoted from a parody Twitter account posing as New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane, Poynter's Julie Moos wrote. The phony Twitter account, @timespublicedit, tweeted jokingly...
CNN's iReport Runs Hoax Story Musician Gotye Committed Suicide
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CNN's iReport Runs Hoax Story Musician Gotye Committed Suicide
By: Sydney Smith
July 01, 2012 06:05 PM EST
A CNN iReport post wrongly reported that musician Gotye died, blog Zap2it reported.  The iReport, which has since been removed and replaced with a notice saying "Story Not Available: This Content is Currently...
Montreal Gazette Defends Photo of Murder Suspect holding Beer, Brewery Drops Call for Photo Takedown
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Montreal Gazette Defends Photo of Murder Suspect holding Beer, Brewery Drops Call for Photo Takedown
By: Sydney Smith
June 06, 2012 12:55 PM EST
A Canadian brewery wanted the Montreal Gazette to unpublish a photo of "suspected murderer Luka Magnotta posing with one of its flagship products," the Globe and Mail reported.  As CBS News explained, Magnotta...
Daily Record Unpublishes, Apologizes after PCC Complaint
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Daily Record Unpublishes, Apologizes after PCC Complaint
By: Sydney Smith
June 03, 2012 06:15 PM EST
The UK Daily Record unpublished an article about a woman named Mary Reid after her lawyers filed an accuracy complaint to the UK Press Complaints Commission. The article's headline inaccurately indicated that she...
South African Newspaper Takes Down Satirical Graphic Photo after Threats
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South African Newspaper Takes Down Satirical Graphic Photo after Threats
By: Sydney Smith
May 29, 2012 05:00 AM EST
South African newspaper City Press, the "third best-selling newspaper in South Africa," "published a picture depicting President Jacob Zuma in a Leninist pose with exposed genitalia," the Guardian's...
National Review Corrects, Apologizes, Unpublishes Incorrect Plagiarism Story
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National Review Corrects, Apologizes, Unpublishes Incorrect Plagiarism Story
By: Sydney Smith
May 19, 2012 03:20 PM EST
National Review apologized, corrected and unpublished a story accusing Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of plagiarism, the Huffington Post reported.  National Review's original article,...
Abraham Lincoln Facebook Patent Hoax:  Forbes Unpublishes?
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Abraham Lincoln Facebook Patent Hoax: Forbes Unpublishes?
By: Sydney Smith
May 09, 2012 12:55 PM EST
A fake story that circulated online May 8 claimed that Abraham Lincoln "patented the basic idea" for Facebook with a newspaper called The Springfield Gazette, Memeburn reported. Nate St. Pierre started the...
Ellen Show Takes Down Video with 'Not Correct or Current' Claims about Mayor Cory Booker
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Ellen Show Takes Down Video with 'Not Correct or Current' Claims about Mayor Cory Booker
By: Sydney Smith
May 05, 2012 05:30 PM EST
The Ellen DeGeneres Show took a video segment embellishing claims about Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker off its website, the NJ Star-Ledger reported. As the Star-Ledger explained, when Booker...
Gloucestershire Echo Unpublishes, Apologizes for Story Suggesting Website Comments were Interview
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Gloucestershire Echo Unpublishes, Apologizes for Story Suggesting Website Comments were Interview
By: Sydney Smith
April 18, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Gloucestershire Echo unpublished an article and apologized to a man named Bob Sayers after the Echo published an article that suggested Sayers was interviewed by the Echo, the UK Press Complaints Commission reported....
BuzzFeed Unpublishes Fake Tornado Photos
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BuzzFeed Unpublishes Fake Tornado Photos
By: Sydney Smith
April 06, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Bakersfield Californian Retracts Fabricated Fishing Column Item, Forbes Unpublishes Fake April Fools Day Story Saying Romney Out of 2012 Presidential Race
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Bakersfield Californian Retracts Fabricated Fishing Column Item, Forbes Unpublishes Fake April Fools Day Story Saying Romney Out of 2012 Presidential Race
By: Sydney Smith
April 03, 2012 04:15 PM EST
Just before April 1, the Bakersfield Californian issued a retraction for an "item in Friday's Outdoors column, by Steve Merlo."  According to the retraction, the portion of the column "Foreign trout...
Media Ethicists on Unpublished Malia Obama Stories
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Media Ethicists on Unpublished Malia Obama Stories
By: Sydney Smith
April 02, 2012 04:00 PM EST
Last month, many news outlets removed stories reporting on the spring break trip that U.S. President Barack Obama's 13-year-old daughter Malia took, as we wrote.  The outlets, including the Telegraph, the Huffington...
News Sites Unpublish Story About Malia Obama's Spring Break Trip at White House Request for Privacy, Security
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News Sites Unpublish Story About Malia Obama's Spring Break Trip at White House Request for Privacy, Security
By: Sydney Smith
March 21, 2012 04:05 PM EST
News sites have taken down stories about 13-year-old Malia Obama, one of U.S. President Barack Obama's daughters, Mediaite...
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
Daily Mail Unpublishes Sensational Science Story after PCC Complaint
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Daily Mail Unpublishes Sensational Science Story after PCC Complaint
By: Sydney Smith
March 08, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The UK Daily Mail unpublished a sensational article headlined "Is a Super-Volcano Just 390 Miles from London Ready to Blow?" UK blog Tabloid Watch reported Feb. 28. The article, about Germany's Laacher See...
 Trinity Mirror-owned Newspaper takes Down Story after PCC Complaint
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Trinity Mirror-owned Newspaper takes Down Story after PCC Complaint
By: Sydney Smith
February 20, 2012 03:30 PM EST
The Sunday Mercury took down a Dec. 4 article about the death of a man named Francis Haydock after his family complained that it was insensitive and misleading, the UK Press Complaints Commission...
The Sun, Daily Mail Unpublish Stories Claiming Woman Killed by Pet Dog?
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The Sun, Daily Mail Unpublish Stories Claiming Woman Killed by Pet Dog?
By: Sydney Smith
February 12, 2012 04:25 PM EST
The Sun and the Daily Mail each apparently unpublished articles claiming that a woman named Cassandra Smith was killed by her pet Alsatian dog when she was trying to defend her children, Tabloid Watch...
Ad Age Denies Making Rihanna Poll, HuffPost Unpublishes Story
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Ad Age Denies Making Rihanna Poll, HuffPost Unpublishes Story
By: Sydney Smith
January 05, 2012 01:40 PM EST
Ad Age claims the Daily Mail's Dec. 28 report about an Ad Age poll is wrong because Ad Age never created the poll at the center of the Daily Mail's report.   According to Ad Age's Dec. 30 story "We...
ESPN Unpublishes Blog Post with Fake Quotes from Oregon Ducks Coach
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ESPN Unpublishes Blog Post with Fake Quotes from Oregon Ducks Coach
By: Sydney Smith
January 04, 2012 01:55 PM EST
ESPN's Eamonn Brennan reported Dec. 19 that he had cited quotes that turned out to be fake.  Brennan also unpublished his original post with the fake quotes. According to Brennan, in an earlier story from the...
Wendi Deng Twitter account Fake, Associated Press Corrects, Guardian Unpublishes
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Wendi Deng Twitter account Fake, Associated Press Corrects, Guardian Unpublishes
By: Sydney Smith
January 04, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Over the weekend, two high-profile Twitter accounts garnered a good bit of attention -- @RupertMurdoch and @Wendi_Deng. However, only one of those is a real account -- Rupert Murdoch's.  The News Corp CEO...
People Mag Buries Correction?
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People Mag Buries Correction?
By: Sydney Smith
January 02, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Media Bistro questioned People magazine's correction of its report claiming that a reality TV star left rehab. According to Media Bistro, People broke the news, which was later re-reported by "everyone from...
Fake Story on Social Media, News Comments Section Claimed Firefighters Killed
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Fake Story on Social Media, News Comments Section Claimed Firefighters Killed
By: Sydney Smith
December 31, 2011 03:20 PM EST
The Lancashire Evening Post unpublished a comment claiming two firefighters had died, the newspaper noted in a Dec. 26 story about the fake report. The phony report was also spread on social media sites.  The...
NYTimes Unpublishes Photoshopped Photo of Kim Jong-il Funeral Procession
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NYTimes Unpublishes Photoshopped Photo of Kim Jong-il Funeral Procession
By: Sydney Smith
December 29, 2011 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times took down a Photoshopped photo of Kim Jong-Il's Dec. 28 funeral, the Times disclosed in a Dec. 28 blog post. According to the Times, a photo comparison (above or here on the Times' website)...
Toronto Star Readers Weigh in on Editorial Decisions in Public Editor's Annual Survey
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Toronto Star Readers Weigh in on Editorial Decisions in Public Editor's Annual Survey
By: Sydney Smith
December 27, 2011 05:30 AM EST
Toronto Star public editor Kathy English published the results of her survey of readers on editorial decisions last week. English asked readers to weigh in on some controversial editorial decisions the newspaper made in...
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...
Canadian Association of Journalists' Ethics Committee Offers Advice on Corrections, Unpublishing
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Canadian Association of Journalists' Ethics Committee Offers Advice on Corrections, Unpublishing
By: Sydney Smith
December 23, 2011 05:30 AM EST
The Canadian Association of Journalists' ethics advisory committee created an updated "best practices in digital accuracy and corrections." The committee published its results in mid-November...
Should Campus newspapers delete Student Petty Crimes stories? A Case Study of Ten College Newspapers
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Should Campus newspapers delete Student Petty Crimes stories? A Case Study of Ten College Newspapers
By: Corinne Segal
December 22, 2011 05:30 AM EST
Editor's Note:  Many college newspapers publish police blotters, which in today's online world, link students to their youthful indiscretions permanently.  Often, these crimes are non-violent.  Should...
Is Follow-Up Required on Campus Police Blotter Reports? Scholars Speak Out
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Is Follow-Up Required on Campus Police Blotter Reports? Scholars Speak Out
By: Corinne Segal
December 22, 2011 05:25 AM EST
We consulted both scholars and studies for advice on what legality and best practices college newspapers can adopt to serve the public interest while still minimizing harm to students.  Scholars like Toronto Star ...
Guardian Apologizes for Wrong Claim that The Sun Tried to Interview Leveson Lawyer
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Guardian Apologizes for Wrong Claim that The Sun Tried to Interview Leveson Lawyer
By: Sydney Smith
November 24, 2011 10:05 AM EST
The Guardian apologized to News International for its front-page report claiming the company had a Sun journalist "doorstep a barrister involved in the Leveson Inquiry," Press Gazette reported. According to the...
Catholic Newspaper The Pilot Retracts Column on Homosexuality
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Catholic Newspaper The Pilot Retracts Column on Homosexuality
By: Sydney Smith
November 05, 2011 09:35 AM EST
Boston, Massachusetts Catholic newspaper The Pilot retracted and unpublished a column "suggesting homosexuality is caused by the devil," GantDaily.com reported. According to GantDaily, the column was retracted...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Inside BBC's Dog Stoning Hoax Story : A Case Study on a Reader's Fight for Accuracy and Accountability
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Inside BBC's Dog Stoning Hoax Story : A Case Study on a Reader's Fight for Accuracy and Accountability
By: Sydney Smith
September 27, 2011 09:55 AM EST
A dramatic tale of a Jerusalem court ordering a dog stoned to death tricked the media in mid-June. But the strangeness of the phony story went beyond the hoax.  It turns out that the BBC published the hoax story...
CBS News Unpublishes "Internet News" Stories after Fake Steve Jobs Dead Tweet
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CBS News Unpublishes "Internet News" Stories after Fake Steve Jobs Dead Tweet
By: Sydney Smith
September 15, 2011 06:55 PM EST
CBS News unpublished all of its "web series" posts from "What's Trending" because "What's Trending" tweeted fake news that Steve Jobs died, Hollywood Reporter reported. According to...
Yahoo News Unpublishes Post Accused of Racism?
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Yahoo News Unpublishes Post Accused of Racism?
By: Sydney Smith
September 08, 2011 03:50 PM EST
Fox Sports Apologizes for Univ. of Southern California Interview Video
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Fox Sports Apologizes for Univ. of Southern California Interview Video
By: Sydney Smith
September 04, 2011 04:45 PM EST
Did New Zealand TV news station stage segment?
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Did New Zealand TV news station stage segment?
By: Sydney Smith
August 07, 2011 11:27 AM EST
Media Retract, Update after Internet Explorer Study revealed as Hoax
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Media Retract, Update after Internet Explorer Study revealed as Hoax
By: Sydney Smith
August 06, 2011 01:48 PM EST
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Is Billionaire's Defamation Win Libel Tourism?
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Is Billionaire's Defamation Win Libel Tourism?
By: Sydney Smith
August 05, 2011 01:43 PM EST
ESPN Deletes 'Rupert Murdoch Reference' from Online Story
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ESPN Deletes 'Rupert Murdoch Reference' from Online Story
By: Sydney Smith
July 22, 2011 08:10 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
Deseret News Hoaxed by Baptist Gay Marriage Fake Story
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Deseret News Hoaxed by Baptist Gay Marriage Fake Story
By: Sydney Smith
July 16, 2011 08:06 AM EST
USA Today Retracts Claims Delta Won't Let Jewish People Fly to Saudi Arabia
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USA Today Retracts Claims Delta Won't Let Jewish People Fly to Saudi Arabia
By: Sydney Smith
July 09, 2011 02:25 PM EST
Newspapers Apologize to Pippa Middleton for Pics
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Newspapers Apologize to Pippa Middleton for Pics
By: Sydney Smith
July 03, 2011 08:55 AM EST
BBC, TIME Hoaxed by Dog Stoning Story, Will AFP Correct?
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BBC, TIME Hoaxed by Dog Stoning Story, Will AFP Correct?
By: Sydney Smith
June 26, 2011 08:15 AM EST
Add a fake dog stoning story to the (long) list of June's hoax stories that includes a Gay Girl in Damascus, the mass grave story, a French TV news station's fake interview with a Syrian ambassador, and a...
Newspaper Retracts Story that Named Child Witness of Crime
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Newspaper Retracts Story that Named Child Witness of Crime
By: Sydney Smith
April 17, 2011 08:10 AM EST
Times of India Retracts Story Claiming Sports Match Fixed
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Times of India Retracts Story Claiming Sports Match Fixed
By: Sydney Smith
March 28, 2011 07:30 AM EST
Bribe Offered to Toronto Star Reporter to Unpublish Story
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Bribe Offered to Toronto Star Reporter to Unpublish Story
By: Sydney Smith
March 14, 2011 06:06 AM EST
Oregon Newspaper Retracts Story Alleging Abuse at Horse Farm
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Oregon Newspaper Retracts Story Alleging Abuse at Horse Farm
By: Sydney Smith
February 23, 2011 05:18 AM EST
NY Times Does Not Condone Faking ID for Student Discounts
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NY Times Does Not Condone Faking ID for Student Discounts
By: Sydney Smith
February 22, 2011 01:52 PM EST
Collider Hoaxed, Apologizes for Publishing Fake 'Batman' Press Release
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Collider Hoaxed, Apologizes for Publishing Fake 'Batman' Press Release
By: Sydney Smith
February 20, 2011 05:15 PM 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
Do Media Regret Twitter Errors? How To Correct Tweets
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Do Media Regret Twitter Errors? How To Correct Tweets
By: Sydney Smith
January 15, 2011 01:34 PM EST
StinkyJournalism's Top Media Ethics Issues of 2010
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StinkyJournalism's Top Media Ethics Issues of 2010
By: Sydney Smith
December 27, 2010 01:28 PM EST
Naming Julian Assange's Alleged Victims? Should Media Act Like Wikileaks?
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Naming Julian Assange's Alleged Victims? Should Media Act Like Wikileaks?
By: Sydney Smith
December 26, 2010 07:59 AM EST
StinkyJournalism's 2010 Ten Most Read Media Picks
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StinkyJournalism's 2010 Ten Most Read Media Picks
By: Sydney Smith
December 20, 2010 12:30 AM EST
Is Chicago Trib's Mug Shot Publishing More Ethical than St. Petersburg Times?
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Is Chicago Trib's Mug Shot Publishing More Ethical than St. Petersburg Times?
By: Sydney Smith
December 17, 2010 08:15 AM EST
The ethics of news organizations publishing mug shots is an issue that StinkyJournalism has written about a few times before (see here and...
NY Post deletes incorrect liver transplant story after page 2 correction
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NY Post deletes incorrect liver transplant story after page 2 correction
By: Sydney Smith
August 17, 2010 06:42 AM EST
UnPublishing? WaPo Public Editor addresses requests to remove content
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UnPublishing? WaPo Public Editor addresses requests to remove content
By: Sydney Smith
August 12, 2010 08:15 AM EST
Politico deletes text from McChrystal post with no disclosure, Media writers raise objections
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Politico deletes text from McChrystal post with no disclosure, Media writers raise objections
By: Sydney Smith
June 27, 2010 08:31 AM EST
Should Newspapers Delete Published Police Records?  Editors explain policies
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Should Newspapers Delete Published Police Records? Editors explain policies
By: Sydney Smith
March 30, 2010 09:48 AM EST
Thanks to the Internet, a simple Google search of a person’s name can now quickly turn up that police record  you thought was dismissed...and your neighbors and employer knew nothing...
Innocent of a crime but convicted on the Web?
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Innocent of a crime but convicted on the Web?
By: Sydney Smith
March 22, 2010 09:58 AM EST
Online Editing: to Update? to Edit? to Unpublish? to do Nothing?
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Online Editing: to Update? to Edit? to Unpublish? to do Nothing?
By: Danielle Elliot
December 12, 2009 09:53 AM EST
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