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Fareed Zakaria gets even more plagiarism accusations

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Enigmatic media critics @crushingbort and @blippoblappo say they’ve found more examples of Fareed Zakaria lifting material from other texts. The purportedly purloined passages, they say, appear in Zakaria’s 2008 book “The Post-American World” and in Newsweek and Foreign Affairs cover stories.

“On more than a number of occasions, Zakaria has taken entire paragraphs from the authors and shifted them around in an apparent attempt to avoid detection,” they write.

Here’s one of their examples, of stuff they say Zakaria stole from Fawaz Gerges (click to view bigger):

Zakaria responded to @crushingbort and @blippoblappo’s first post about his work, saying their previous examples “are all facts, not someone else’s writing or opinions or expressions.” Washington Post Editorial Editor Fred Hiatt told Poynter the allegations were “reckless.” Time, for which Zakaria last wrote a column in March, told Poynter it planned to re-review Zakaria’s work.… Read more

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The last email sent to Foley’s family

Good morning. Your weekend is in sight. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. James Foley’s last months: Cassandra Vinograd tells how James Foley‘s family communicated with his captors. (NBC News) | “Some messages were political and some were financial.” (CNN) | The last email sent to his family (GlobalPost) | Shane Bauer: “Like my family, [Foley's family] probably sometimes thought they should do more to try and convince his captors to let him go. Other times they likely reasoned they should stay quiet, hoping that silence would give the hostage takers the opportunity to quietly release him. It’s a hideous position to be in.” (Mother Jones) | NYT editorial: “There is no simple answer on whether to submit to terrorist extortion.” (NYT) || Foley’s family establishes journalism scholarship at Marquette.
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James Foley’s mother: ‘We have never been prouder of our son Jim’

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. ISIS video appears to show James Foley’s execution: Masked executioner speaking “with what sounds like an East London accent…. says that Mr. Foley’s execution is in retaliation for the recent American airstrikes ordered by President Obama against the extremist group in Iraq.” (NYT) | Foley’s mother, Diane Foley, on Facebook: “We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people. We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.” (Find James Foley) | “As of 7 a.m.
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After new plagiarism allegations, Time magazine will review Zakaria’s work again

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Time magazine will review Fareed Zakaria’s work after Twitter users @blippoblappo and @crushingbort accused the CNN journalist of lifting from a variety of publications, including Vanity Fair, Businessweek and the New Yorker.

Time magazine “takes the accusations seriously,” according to a statement from Daniel Kile, vice president of communications for Time Inc.:

In 2012, we conducted a review of Zakaria’s work for TIME and were satisfied with the results of that investigation. We will be reviewing these new allegations carefully.

Zakaria is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” a columnist for the Washington Post and was recently named a contributor to Atlantic Media. He was previously an editor-at-large for Time magazine.

Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor of The Washington Post, called the new accusations “reckless” in a statement to Poynter:

“If I’m not mistaken, the newest allegations feature only one WP column, and when I looked at that I thought it was so far from a case of plagiarism that it made me question the entire enterprise.

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Fareed Zakaria to join Atlantic Media as contributing editor

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Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” will join The Atlantic and Quartz as a contributing editor beginning in September, Atlantic Media announced today in a press release.

Zakaria will cover “pressing world matters and culture”, and his work will appear both in the magazine and on, according to Atlantic Media:

“As part of this new relationship, he will write for The Atlantic as well as participate in events for both AtlanticLIVE and Quartz, Atlantic Media’s global business news brand. His first outing will be with Quartz’s flagship The Next Billion: A Connected World Conference in New York in November.”

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Fareed Zakaria apologized to viewers for plagiarism as he returned to his CNN show “GPS” on Sunday:

A final personal note. As some of you know, two weeks ago, I wrote a column in Time Magazine and neglected to quote a New Yorker essay by Jill Lepore that I drew closely from.

I was not trying to pass the work off as my own. I prominently cited the book, “Gun Fight” by Adam Winkler that contained all the historical data that both Lepore and I wrote about it, but I absolutely should have quote[d] or cited the New Yorker essay as well.


Fareed Zakara, CNN (transcript)


Former Newsweek editor says his writing appeared under Zakaria’s byline

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Former Newsweek senior editor Jerry Adler tells Daniel D’Addario he wrote a piece for the magazine that ran under Fareed Zakaria’s byline in 2010, an introduction “for a stand-alone commemorative issue on the environment pegged to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.”

Knowing full well that the piece would go out under Mr. Zakaria’s name, the two-time National Magazine Award finalist says, he wrote the five-paragraph piece, never discussing it with the putative author. “He made some changes, maybe. But he didn’t say, ‘Do this and don’t tell anyone.’ It came to me through channels.”

Tony Emerson was managing editor of Newsweek International, which Zakaria edited. He tells D’Addario, “In team journalism there’s a lot of debates over who deserves the byline.… Read more


Zakaria explains plagiarism, resigns from Yale board to reduce load

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A plagiarism fracas has led Fareed Zakaria to decide “There’s got to be some stripping down,” he tells The New York Times’ Christine Haughney. He’ll get some air into his superhuman schedule by giving fewer speeches, lessening some of his board work.

Along the way to becoming one of the “favorite dinner companions of the power elite,” Haughney writes, Zakaria undertook too many extensions of his personal brand to give his writing as much attention as he’d like. In an interview in his CNN office, Zakaria offered an explanation for what happened, one that doesn’t involve him taking the fall for a ghostwriter or a research assistant screwing up.

The mistake, he said, occurred when he confused the notes he had taken about Ms.

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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.… Read more


Washington Post corrects story that said Fareed Zakaria lifted quote

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The Washington Post has corrected a story that accused Fareed Zakaria of lifting a quote from author Clyde V. Prestowitz:

This story incorrectly states that in the initial hardcover edition of his 2008 book, “The Post-American World,” Fareed Zakaria failed to cite the source of a quote taken from another book. In fact, Zakaria did credit author Clyde V. Prestowitz.

The Post added this to the correction late Wednesday:

Endnotes crediting Prestowitz were contained in hardcover and paperback editions of Zakaria’s book. The Post should have examined copies of the books and should not have published the article. We regret the error and apologize to Fareed Zakaria.

Tuesday, The Post’s Paul Farhi reported (and I repeated) Clyde V.… Read more