Cooks’ Source plagiarism flap is Regret the Error’s ‘Error of the Year’

Regret the Error

The runner-up "award" goes to The Independent (U.K.) for its page-one photo of a man in uniform with the headline, “Wanted for the deaths of 430,000 Jews." The man in the photo is actually a Croatian actor named Ljubomir Jurkovic, although the paper has yet to acknowledge that.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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