The New York Daily News fired an editor who deleted attribution in senior justice writer Shaun King’s columns.
“We have discovered today that over the course of the past few months one of our editors has made a series of egregious and inexplicable errors,” the statement reads. “On at least three separate occasions, the editor deleted attribution that made it appear passages from Shaun King’s columns were not properly credited.”
The Daily News said it fired the editor, which it didn’t name, and is reviewing all of the articles the editor worked on. iMediaEthics has written to the Daily News to ask if it will name the editor and if not, why it has chosen to keep his or her name a secret.
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2016
As iMediaEthics wrote earlier today, the Daily News added editor’s notes to two of King’s columns today after he was accused on Twitter of plagiarism. King denied the allegations and showed his e-mails turning in his original columns, which had attribution.