Plagiarism

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Spin loses another editor-in-chief

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Craig Marks is no longer EIC of Spin: Marks tells Poynter via email he's out. He was the publication's fourth editor in two years. Stephen Blackwell, SpinMedia's fourth CEO in the same amount of time, told me Monday that he had "high hopes" for the publication, and that it would add … Read More
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NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia

Good morning. 10-ish, anyone? NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia: Part of a July 25 column "used specific language and details from a Wikipedia article without attribution; it should not have been published in that form," a grisly editor's note reads. (NYT) | Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy told Ravi Somaiya “editors have dealt with Carol on … Read More
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NYT will take pot questions at 4:20 today

Good morning. Here are 10 or so media stories. BuzzFeed fired Benny Johnson for plagiarism: "After carefully reviewing more than 500 of Benny’s posts, we have found 41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites," BuzzFeed EIC Ben Smith wrote Friday night. (BuzzFeed) | Smith's memo to staffers. (@brianstelter) | Johnson's … Read More
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BuzzFeed is reviewing Benny Johnson's work

Our Bad Media BuzzFeed is reviewing the work of viral politics editor Benny Johnson, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith tells Poynter. Two Twitter users who go by @blippoblappo and @crushingbort have published what they call "more plagiarism" from Johnson, who Smith told Gawker's J.K. Trotter is "one of the web’s deeply original writers." Some of what @blippoblappo … Read More