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Mail Online publishes child rape victim’s first name, apologizes
 

The UK Mail Online included the first name of a child rape victim in a news story, making it possible to identify the child, the UK press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation ruled. The July 2017 Mail Online article reported on the accused rapist’s trial. The Survivors’ Network, a UK charity focused on helping […]


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NJ News Site Apologizes for Insensitive Suicide Article
 

Redbankgreen, a New Jersey news site, admitted it went too far in reporting on a local death by suicide. The site had published an Oct. 15 news story about a “lockdown” following a man’s death. That story named the deceased’s parents, thereby identifying the victim, and noted the street address of the house where the […]


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Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s lawsuit against AP thrown out
 

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s libel lawsuit against the Associated Press was dismissed. Deripaska, the CEO of United Company RUSAL, sued the AP in May over its story claiming Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign manager, “secretly worked” for Deripaska at $10 million a year to promote Russian president Vladimir Putin. After the case was dismissed, […]


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Tablet magazine says sorry for ‘Specifically Jewy Perviness of Harvey Weinstein’ article
 

Tablet Magazine, a news site covering “Jewish life,” published an article headlined, “The Specifically Jewy Perviness of Harvey Weinstein.” The article received much criticism online. The Oct. 9 article, by editor-at-large, Mark Oppenheimer, now has an editor’s note apologizing for it. “Harvey, sadly, is a deeply Jewish kind of pervert,” the article claims, further stating […]


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Jeopardy!’s Alex Trebek wasn’t waiting for Austin Rogers to lose, Toronto Star corrects
 

Was Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek hoping that one of the TV game show’s champions, Austin Rogers, would lose? A Toronto Star headline said so, even as Trebek says no. The opinionated headline, which blurred lines between commentary and news, became the subject of a Toronto Star public editor column and a correction, with public editor Kathy […]


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Do nearly half of Republicans want war with North Korea?
 

A new Quinnipiac poll suggests that nearly half of all American adults who identify as Republicans support a preemptive strike against North Korea. But there is reason to doubt the poll’s findings. The question asked: “Do you support or oppose a preemptive strike on North Korea?” Overall, just 26% of the sample responded affirmatively, 62% […]


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NCAA Basketball Referee sues, says Kentucky Sports Radio Coverage led to Harassment
 

John Higgins, a longtime referee for men’s college basketball, claims Kentucky Sports Radio caused him to be harassed, Deadspin reported. Higgins was a referee for a March 2017 Elite Eight NCAA game between the University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky. After that game, University of Kentucky coach John Calipari criticized the referees […]


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Ed Sheeran Meet & Greets aren’t $4,000? Daily Star apologizes
 

Whoa! Fans have to pay up to $4,000 to shake hands with pop star Ed Sheeran?! Outrageous! Alas, the UK Daily Star has egg on its collective face after claiming Ed Sheeran was charging his fans the equivalent of $4,000 to shake his hand and take a selfie. But, Sheeran isn’t, the Star‘s story was […]


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New Social Media Guidelines at NYTimes: Don’t Tweet Political Opinions, Be Respectful & Correct Transparently
 

The New York Times released new social media guidelines to make sure its journalists aren’t “perceived as biased” and their posts hurt “the credibility of the entire newsroom.” That includes comments about politics and Donald Trump, and tweets responding to critical readers. Ultimately, the new guidelines boil down to don’t get too opinionated and don’t […]


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