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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. It sounds to me like he could have pitched in with Fareed and is angry he wasn’t credited for his contributions.”

For what it's worth, I spoke with Adler last Wednesday after an anonymous tip pointed me to him, and he didn't sound in the least angry about Zakaria; "This happened all the time," he told me about byline-swapping. He said he had "no firsthand knowledge" of Zakaria's byline landing atop anyone else's work, and said "I don’t consider it a mortal sin." (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. Lepore’s article — he said he often writes his research in longhand — with notes taken from “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” by Adam Winkler (W.W. Norton, 2011), a copy of which was on his desk at his CNN office.
Michigan journalism professor Charles Eisendrath gives Haughney an economic explanation for the star system at big outlets: "The brands who have been forced to cut their staff have been forced to take on the brands of journalists,” he tells her. “As long as it’s cheaper to brand individual personalities than to build staff and bolster their brand, they will do it." (more...)

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: (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. Prestowitz's contention that Fareed Zakaria didn't cite a quote of his in Zakaria's book "The Post-American World."

"This charge is false, as 10 minutes' work by the Washington Post would have shown," David Frum writes. The 2009 paperback edition of the book does contain a citation, Frum writes. That directly contradicts a sentence in Farhi's piece.
I asked Farhi whether he had done anything to verify Prestowitz's complaint of quote-stealing by Zakaria. We agreed that the conversation would be off-the-record, so I won't quote Farhi's answer. But I don't need to. The pages speak for themselves.

Fareed Zakaria says many journalists don’t attribute quotations

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After Fareed Zakaria apologized last week for plagiarizing a couple of passages from a New Yorker article, reporters reminded Jeffrey Goldberg of an incident in 2009 in which Zakaria had used quotations from two of Goldberg's stories without noting their source. Zakaria has now responded to Goldberg, arguing that what he did is common:
I think it is quite untrue that it is standard journalistic practice to name the interviewer when quoting from an interview. Look through the New Yorker, the New York Times, or any other prestigious publication and you will see that most quotes from interviews do NOT mention the name of the interviewer. This is a subject close to my heart since I interview people every Sunday. On Monday, we get clips of the papers, magazines, and blogs that quote from these interviews. Most do not mention my name. Many do not even mention CNN. They simply say, "In an interview, "Mr. X said. . ."  I wish they did but they don't." (more...)

Fareed Zakaria: ‘People are piling on with every grudge or vendetta’

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Fareed Zakaria's Washington Post column has been suspended for a month. He tells Paul Farhi, "People are piling on with every grudge or vendetta" now that Time and CNN have suspended him for plagiarism.

Example: Clyde V. Prestowitz charged that Zakaria didn't correctly attribute a quote in the 2008 edition of "The Post-American World" that came from Prestowitz's book. Zakaria tpld Farhi that charge was "totally bogus." And on Wednesday, Zakaria was proven correct on this point; David Frum posted images and PDFs from the book that show Zakaria cited Prestowitz. The Post appended a correction to its piece and apologized for the error. We regret repeating the error. (more...)