Hearst-owned newspapers are “reviewing content” supplied by journalism-outsourcing company Journatic after Poynter’s report Monday that the company published more than 350 false bylines on Houston Chronicle website stories.
The company issued the following statement through Chronicle Communications Director Nicki Britton:
Hearst Newspapers, including the flagship Houston Chronicle, is reviewing content it has received from Journatic. As part of this review, changes already have been made to their byline and attribution processes, and all archived content that resides on Chron.com that carried misattributed bylines is in the process of being corrected. We are closely monitoring our relationship with Journatic to be certain that its work product meets the highest journalistic and ethical standards.
Related: Journatic published hundreds of stories under fake bylines on Houston Chronicle websites (Poynter) || Earlier: Journatic memo to staff: ‘DO NOT LIE ABOUT YOUR NAME’ | The Sun-Times and GateHouse end their relationships with Journatic, and the Tribune suspends it after plagiarism revelations, newsroom takes over TribLocal (Poynter) | Journatic worker takes ‘This American Life’ inside outsourced journalism (Poynter).