Articles about "Daily Mail"

Economist senior editor Edward Lucas left a comment on National Journal’s story about a Daily Mail article he wrote regarding Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko’s “undeniable sexual magnetism.” In the comment, Lucas didn’t speak highly of The Daily Mail, Joe Coscarelli writes:

Asked to confirm he left the comment, Lucas told Daily Intelligencer, “It is my writing. I make no secret of my disagreement with the Daily Mail on lots of issues…. But if I wrote only for papers I agreed with, I would have much less chance of promoting the ideas I care about.” …

“The money is good, but the real point is impact,” Lucas added when asked if the decision to write for a publication he thinks so low of was financial in nature. “I reach 3 [million] people via the Daily Mail and if I can disabuse them of even a few of their misapprehensions, it’s worth it. For the same reason I accept invites to go on Fox and Glenn Beck.”

Joe Coscarelli, New York


Daily Mail rips off Yahoo News story, then updates with ‘credit’

The (U.K.) Daily Mail lifted several paragraphs from a Yahoo News account of a speech by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. It later updated the story with a credit to Yahoo.

The Yahoo story, written by Chris Moody, was published at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, while the unbylined Daily Mail piece was published at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday and updated at 12:23 p.m. Wednesday.

While several sections paraphrased Moody's story, several were outright rips, as the screenshots below show.

From Yahoo:

Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas, the second black justice to serve on the court, lamented what he considers a society that is more “conscious” of racial differences than it was when he grew up in segregated Georgia in the days before — and during — the civil rights era.

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Daily Mail removes story after J.K. Rowling sues for libel

The Guardian | PressGazette
J.K. Rowling has sued The Daily Mail for libel over a September 2013 story entitled "How JK Rowling's sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered," according to a story Friday by Roy Greenslade in The Guardian.

According to Greenslade, Rowling's lawyers "say the article meant that that she had 'falsely and inexcusably accused her fellow churchgoers of behaving in a bigoted, unchristian manner towards her, of stigmatising her and cruelly taunting her for being a single mother.'"
Rowling in 2012 (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

Rowling believes the Mail story was "premised on a false picture" of her own article published 10 days before on the website for the single parents' charity, Gingerbread, "I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life". Rowling is president of Gingerbread.
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The Daily Mail corrects a report that wrongly claimed a father was jailed for sending a happy birthday message to his son on Facebook:

An article on June 1 reported that a father had been jailed in a secret court hearing for breaching a court order by wishing his grown up son happy birthday on Facebook. We accept that although no press were present and there were no public listings of the hearing, it was not meant to be secret and the father was actually jailed for failing to abide by court orders requiring him to remove particular references to his children from the internet. We apologise for suggesting otherwise.

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Daily Mail wrongly accuses former British leader of claiming ‘personal expenses’

This Daily Mail correction is attracting quite a bit of attention due to the original, false accusation made against former British prime minister Gordon Brown:

An article on Monday said that in the past three and a half years Gordon

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Mail on Sunday trumpets ‘global cooling’

Slate | Guardian | Discover
The Earth "is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century – a process that would expose computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming as dangerously misleading." That's the claim in a Mail on Sunday article by David Rose published Sept. 7 by Mail Online, the online home of that paper and the Daily Mail.

The Telegraph echoed the content of that article the following morning, and an MSN blog picked it up, too.

But Rose misunderstood the science behind his assertions, Phil Plait writes in Slate. For instance, Rose says "A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent."

That's "technically true, but extremely misleading," Plait says. (more...)

Mail Online executive: False stories ‘not completely out of the realm of possibility’

Ad Age
Michael Sebastian's story about Mail Online, the Internet home of Britain's Daily Mail, is filled with fascinating stuff: The site gets most of its advertising from U.K. businesses, for instance, and it has no plans for a Stateside print edition. But perhaps most interesting is when Sebastian asks Mail Online about a story it ran based on an Ad Age poll that didn't exist.

"The story created significant buzz -- it inspired The Huffington Post to create a slideshow -- despite the lack of an available Ad Age story to link back to," Sebastian writes.

"When you publish more than 600 stories a day it's not completely out of the realm of possibility that something like that happens," Sean O'Neal, Mail Online's global chief marketing officer, told Sebastian. "We're quite proud of the overall site."

Related: Daily Mail rips off article full of stories it already covered | Mail Online expands, has bigger audience in U.S. than in U.K.

Daily Mail rips off article full of stories it already covered | Mail Online | The Next Web | International Business Times
No one familiar with Poynter's vast archives on Mail Online, the Web home of the Daily Mail, should be surprised that the world's largest newspaper site plundered a article about the world's worst tourists, nor that it later credited the original piece with two microscopic links.

What's actually shocking is that Mail Online ripped off an article composed almost entirely of sensational stories the site had already covered. Consider the stories in the piece:

1) The Chinese teen who defaced an Egyptian temple Covered by the Daily Mail on May 27, 2013 (more...)

Alec Baldwin tells reporter ‘I’m gonna tweet at your funeral’

BuzzFeed | The Guardian | Mail Online
After Mail Online reported Thursday that Alec Baldwin "and his heavily pregnant wife Hilaria took to Twitter during James Gandolfini's service," Baldwin took to Twitter to tell reporter George Stark "I'm gonna tweet at your funeral," urged his followers to "straighten out" Stark, promised to introduce a part of Stark's anatomy to his foot and called him a "toxic little queen."

Mail Online is the Web home of the Daily Mail, which once posted an entirely fictitious story about Amanda Knox's trial, incorrectly reported a man "offered a safe house in France to British Al Qaeda terrorists" and couldn't explain how a hoax report ended up under one of its reporter's bylines. (Not to mention describing a woman as "heavily pregnant" in a piece about a funeral.) (more...)

Mail Online expands, has bigger audience in U.S. than in U.K.

Financial Times | Co.Design
The Daily Mail's Web presence is "putting more firepower behind expanding its international digital media empire, hiring teams of reporters and ad executives across the US," Emily Steel and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson report. Mail Online honcho Martin Clarke tells the reporters English-language news is a "global commodity" and that “If we weren’t doubling down, we’d be profitable." Also, Steel and Edgecliffe-Johnson write:
Mail Online’s audience in the US is now larger than the UK, where it derives about a quarter of its traffic.
It is by some measures the most popular newspaper site in the world. Clarke likens Mail Online to "journalism crack," which is very similar to how Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan described the site, while explaining why it won a "design effectiveness" award despite having a layout that "isn’t particularly beautiful":
Sometimes the Mail’s front page is so long, it scrolls for the pixel-equivalent of several meters. The model here is more--always have more content available for those landing on the front page.
The sidebars on story pages include links to, on average, 70 other stories, Campbell-Dollaghan notes. Of course, Mail Online's got other keys to success, like publishing stories that are fabricated or ripped off from other publications. In one remarkable case, Mail Online published a story that was not only false but was also attributed to a reporter who said he didn't write it. Related: Mail Online hires Daily Caller editor to open a D.C. office (FishbowlDC)