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Serial fabricator Paresh Jha: ‘Yeah I made it up’

The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists concluded its independent investigation into serial fabricator Paresh Jha’s work and on Monday announced it has revoked his first place prize.

The board also said Jha will keep his third place prize because the … Read more

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SPJ investigator looking into serial fabricator Paresh Jha’s work

Roy Gutterman can’t stop watching “Shattered Glass,” the film based on the story of serial fabricator Stephen Glass.

It keeps popping up on HBO, and he finds himself transfixed every time.

“I can’t flip by without watching that movie for … Read more

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Connecticut SPJ board launches investigation into Paresh Jha’s award-winning articles

The board of the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists has launched its own investigation into several articles written by admitted serial fabricator Paresh Jha.

Jha was a reporter with the weekly New Canaan News who was exposed as a serial Read more

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Connecticut SPJ board considers launching investigation of fabrication in Paresh Jha’s articles

The board of the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists is considering initiating its own investigation of award-winning articles written by confessed fabricator Paresh Jha.

This investigation would be used to determine whether to rescind one or both of the … Read more

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Connecticut SPJ condemns Paresh Jha’s fabrications, reconsiders his awards

The Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has issued a statement condemning the serial fabrications of Paresh Jha and saying it has “sought information from Hearst about verification of sources and reporting” in two Jha articles that recently … Read more

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Hearst editor acknowledges New Canaan News still searching for fabricated stories

Ashley Varese does not want to talk about Paresh Jha.

Varese is the editor of the New Canaan News, a small weekly paper owned by Hearst that last week admitted fired staff reporter Jha is one of the worst serial Read more

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Hearst serial fabricator Paresh Jha may have made up more stories than Stephen Glass

The New Canaan News recently announced that fired staff writer Paresh Jha repeatedly fabricated sources and quotes in at least 25 stories. The weekly paper also declared that any “stories found to contain fabricated material have been removed from the … Read more

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Fabricator Paresh Jha likely made up entire articles, not just sources

What are the odds that none of four U.S. college students quoted in an news article are on Facebook?

And that not a single one of their last names shows up in White Pages listings for people in the town … Read more

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Hearst fires reporter for serial fabrication in at least 25 stories

Paresh Jha, an award-winning reporter for Hearst Newspapers’ New Canaan News in Connecticut, has been fired for fabricating sources and quotes in at least 25 stories over the nearly two years he worked at the weekly.

The paper announced his … Read more

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