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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Columbia Journalism Review unpublished a photograph after a Cleveland Plain Dealer photo editor complained of copyright violation.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The Guardian unpublished an article by Emma Keller, wife of former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller, about cancer patient Lisa Adams that questioned "the ethics of tweeting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The UK Sun unpublished a list of "Top 10 laziest MPs" (MPs are Parliament members) after including a Parliament member who was on maternity leave.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,...
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