Time, CNN reinstate Fareed Zakaria after plagiarism investigations
Time magazine has finished reviewing Fareed Zakaria's columns after he lifted a few lines from a New Yorker story. The magazine is "entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident." The column will resume Sept. 7.
The statement from Time spokeswoman Ali Zelenko:
We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria’s columns for TIME, and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which he has apologized. We look forward to having Fareed's thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on September 7.
CNN has also completed its review of Zakaria's work and says he will return to his show, "GPS," on Sunday, August 26. The statement reads:
CNN has completed its internal review of Fareed Zakaria’s work for CNN, including a look back at his Sunday programs, documentaries, and CNN.com blogs. The process was rigorous. We found nothing that merited continuing the suspension.
Zakaria has apologized for a journalistic lapse. CNN and Zakaria will work together to strengthen further the procedures for his show and blog.
Fareed Zakaria’s quality journalism, insightful mind and thoughtful voice meaningfully contribute to the dialogue on global and political issues.
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Julie Moos contributed to this report