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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 Fars News Agency, which has ties to the Iranian government, unpublished an April 8 story claiming Iranian Ali Razeqi created a "time machine," but not before...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The UK Metro has unpublished a Jan. 21 article containing a fake quote about the possibility of a Neanderthal clone...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...
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