Examiner.com is caught 'pulling a Daily Mail'

Missoulian Cops and Courts Blog

Regular Romenesko+ readers know what that is. After noticing two Examiner.com writers' plagiarism, the Missoulian's Gwen Florio called the Philip Anschutz-owned news outfit's Denver office "where a woman named Lindsey repeatedly refused to give us the name of its attorney ('you can email legal@examiner.com') or of either woman’s supervisor ('they’re not employees, they’re independent contractors”). She directed us to Examiner.com’s terms of use page to log complaints." Florio invites journalists to tweet
their plagiarism tales at #Examinerplagiarism.

Missoulian story

What began as an act of civil disobedience by renegade mountain biker Ron Cron – who in May 2009 was caught building an illegal trail called “Original Sin” on Crane Mountain near Bigfork – has since evolved into a volunteer service agreement with the Flathead National Forest to maintain and improve existing trails.

Examiner.com story (two days later)

What started as an act of civil disobedience by renegade mountain biker Ron Cron – who in May 2009 was caught building an illegal trail called “Origional Sin” on Crane Mountain near Bigfork- has since changed into a volunteer service agreement with the Flathead National Forest to maintain and improve exsisting trails.

Missoulian story

After eight hours of deliberations, a jury found a Stevenville woman guilty on Friday night of vehicular homicide and two other charges while the family of the victim erupted in tears.

Katie Garding was accused of striking and killing Bronson Parsons, originally from Troy, with her SUV on a darkened Highway 200 in East Missoula while driving drunk on Jan. 1, 2008.

Examiner.com story (a day later)

It took eight hours of deliberations, but a jury found Katie Garding, a Stevenville woman, guilty on Friday night of vehicular homicide along with two other charges. The family of the victim erupted in tears while the verdict was read.

Katie Garding was accused of striking and killing Bronson Parsons, with her SUV on Highway 200 in East Missoula, while driving drunk on Jan. 1, 2008.

  • 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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