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GQ Defends Reporting after Joseph Gordon-Levitt Claims 'Factually Incorrect'
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GQ Defends Reporting after Joseph Gordon-Levitt Claims 'Factually Incorrect'
By: Sydney Smith
July 23, 2012 12:30 PM EST
GQ defended its reporting after actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt called out the magazine for reporting what he says is "factually incorrect" information about the death of his brother in a cover article on Gordon-Levitt....
Marie Claire South Africa Photoshops Kate Middleton on its Cover with African Dress
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Marie Claire South Africa Photoshops Kate Middleton on its Cover with African Dress
By: Sydney Smith
July 21, 2012 04:00 PM EST
Hey NYDaily News! How is Suri Cruise Crying about a Puppy a Front-Page News Story?
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Hey NYDaily News! How is Suri Cruise Crying about a Puppy a Front-Page News Story?
By: Sydney Smith
July 18, 2012 03:20 PM EST
The New York Daily News devoted its entire June 16 Page 3 to a story about, and photos of, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' 6-year-old daughter Suri Cruise having a "tantrum!" Four photos showed the child...
Teen Vogue Says it Doesn't Photoshop Bodies Either, Days after Seventeen Mag's 'Body Peace Treaty'
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Teen Vogue Says it Doesn't Photoshop Bodies Either, Days after Seventeen Mag's 'Body Peace Treaty'
By: Sydney Smith
July 15, 2012 04:15 PM EST
As we wrote last week, Seventeen's editor announced that the magazine doesn't photoshop bodies and will be transparent about changes to photos that appear in its editorial side of the magazine. Teenager Julia Bluhm...
KLTA Reporter's Twitter Hacked, Posts N-Word, Later Criticizes Gawker for Questioning the Hack
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KLTA Reporter's Twitter Hacked, Posts N-Word, Later Criticizes Gawker for Questioning the Hack
By: Sydney Smith
July 13, 2012 04:35 PM EST
KTLA's entertainment reporter, Sam Rubin, called out Gawker for a post about his Twitter account.  Gawker had reported on Rubin's Twitter account tweeting the n-word to a rapper and later deleting the tweet and...
Inside the Drake-Chris Brown Fake Video: Interview with the Hoaxer whose Video Tricked ABC's Good Morning America
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Inside the Drake-Chris Brown Fake Video: Interview with the Hoaxer whose Video Tricked ABC's Good Morning America
By: Sydney Smith
July 10, 2012 02:00 PM EST
Last month, media outlets such as ABC News' Good Morning America, WPIX, and the New York Daily News were duped into posting a months-old video claiming to depict the June bar brawl...
Seventeen Magazine: 'Never Have, Never Will' Photoshop Bodies, Will be Transparent about Photo Editing
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Seventeen Magazine: 'Never Have, Never Will' Photoshop Bodies, Will be Transparent about Photo Editing
By: Sydney Smith
July 08, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Seventeen magazine's editor-in-chief Ann Shoket announced a "commitment" against "airbrushing or Photoshopping," Metro reported. In a note, Shoket wrote that she had "heard from some girls...
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...
Liz Smith: 'If I Had An Editor or a Publisher, Maybe I Wouldn't have' reported Nora Ephron's Death 'Hours' Before it happened
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Liz Smith: 'If I Had An Editor or a Publisher, Maybe I Wouldn't have' reported Nora Ephron's Death 'Hours' Before it happened
By: Sydney Smith
July 01, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Gossip columnist Liz Smith reported the death of writer Nora Ephron "hours" before it happened, the New York Times...
NYDaily News, WPIX Take Down Fake Drake-Chris Brown Video
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NYDaily News, WPIX Take Down Fake Drake-Chris Brown Video
By: Sydney Smith
June 24, 2012 07:00 PM EST
We wrote earlier this month about the New York Daily News and WPIX being hoaxed by a fake video claiming to be from the alleged June bar fight between Chris Brown and Drake.  The video, posted on YouTube by...
UK Music Mag NME Apologizes to Morrissey for Suggesting Racism, Morrissey's Libel Lawsuit in Court Next Month
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UK Music Mag NME Apologizes to Morrissey for Suggesting Racism, Morrissey's Libel Lawsuit in Court Next Month
By: Sydney Smith
June 18, 2012 05:30 PM EST
UK  music news magazine NME (New Musical Express) apologized June 12 for an article about singer Morrissey that led to a lawsuit, Rolling Stone reported. In question is the 2007 article "Morrissey: Big Mouth...
NYT Corrects Milli-versus Mega-
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NYT Corrects Milli-versus Mega-
By: Sydney Smith
June 18, 2012 05:30 PM EST
The New York Times issued a very specific correction May 22 related to its reporting on when the Broadway show "Death of a Salesman" received a standing ovation. The correction reads: "A...
Fake Photo Photoshops Sharks in Flooded Canadian Subway Stop
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Fake Photo Photoshops Sharks in Flooded Canadian Subway Stop
By: Sydney Smith
June 16, 2012 05:00 PM EST
Fake photos of shark swimming in floodwaters at the bottom of escalators are circulating on social media, Discovery News reported. The photo was originally Photoshopped of a Toronto flood...
WPIX, NYDaily News Post Fake Video of Alleged Drake-Chris Brown Fight
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WPIX, NYDaily News Post Fake Video of Alleged Drake-Chris Brown Fight
By: Sydney Smith
June 15, 2012 02:30 PM EST
The New York Daily News and New York TV news WPIX-11 published fake videos purporting to be of the alleged "bar brawl" between Chris Brown and Drake this past week. Gossip Cop...
Leveson Inquiry, Information Commission Looking into Virgin Atlantic Leaks
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Leveson Inquiry, Information Commission Looking into Virgin Atlantic Leaks
By: Sydney Smith
June 09, 2012 02:55 PM EST
The UK Information Commissioner's office is investigating the alleged leak of celebrities' flight information by an employee of the airline Virgin Atlantic, the Guardian reported. Virgin Atlantic...
NPR Adds Editors Note to Disclose Conflict of Interest
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NPR Adds Editors Note to Disclose Conflict of Interest
By: Sydney Smith
June 07, 2012 05:00 AM EST
NPR addeda May 24 editor's note to a May 21 story to disclose the conflict of interest that the author had in reporting.   The story, by Nancy Pearl, reported on "a diverse selection of books I've...
French Mag Retracts, Apologizes for Misquoting Megan Fox, Sites including NYDaily News Reported Wrong Quote
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French Mag Retracts, Apologizes for Misquoting Megan Fox, Sites including NYDaily News Reported Wrong Quote
By: Sydney Smith
June 03, 2012 06:15 PM EST
A French magazine has apologized for misquoting actress Megan Fox, Gossip Cop reported. The magazine, Jalouse, reported for an April story that Fox said, "I live well with my image. I cannot complain. I would not...
NPR Freelancer Apologizes for 'Poor Choice of Words' in Music Review, Ombuds Says
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NPR Freelancer Apologizes for 'Poor Choice of Words' in Music Review, Ombuds Says
By: Sydney Smith
May 28, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Listeners complained over a May 8 NPR music review for the implications made specifically in this sentence "It's easy to imagine that this music was made by lowlife Peruvian musicians in the '60s, tipsy on...
UK Mag Apologizes to Kate Middleton for Picture after Privacy & Harassment Complaints
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UK Mag Apologizes to Kate Middleton for Picture after Privacy & Harassment Complaints
By: Sydney Smith
May 25, 2012 05:00 AM EST
UK magazine Heat apologized to Kate Middleton for a December photo of her shopping, the Press Complaints Commission reported. The magazine apologized after complaints to the PCC over the photo for privacy and harassment,...
Globe & Mail, Maclean's, National Post Say they Won't Pay for Celeb Interviews at Cannes Film Festival
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Globe & Mail, Maclean's, National Post Say they Won't Pay for Celeb Interviews at Cannes Film Festival
By: Sydney Smith
May 21, 2012 06:25 PM EST
Canadian journalists who wanted to interview celebrities like Brad Pitt, Kristen Stewart and Nicole Kidman at the Cannes Film Festival press junkets for movies Killing Them Softly and On the Road were told they could, for a...
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