The Pulitzer Prizes are about to commemorate their 100th anniversary with a celebration at Poynter.
In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at exemplary social justice-focused journalism from last
year and throughout the century.
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
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
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
I’ve written four books since 2006, and I’m at work on another. But for every book that reaches publication, I have at least one (sometimes two or three) proposals rejected. One of them was to be called “The Honest Writer: A Guide to Originality.” I stumbled upon my proposal last week and delivered part of it to a group of … Read More