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The plagiarism, or problematic paraphrasing, parade continued on Thursday as several reporters from Science News complained on Facebook that the wire service UPI had cribbed their stories. Reporting on the charges, the Knight Science Journalism Tracker’s Paul Raeburn laid out three examples of passages from Science News articles that UPI reporters loosely rewrote and… Share
This week’s laurel goes to Garance Franke-Ruta of The Atlantic, whose astute web piece “What to Do With Political Lies,” offered some simple, useful advice for how journalists can better respond to misleading and unsubstantiated attacks on the campaign trail. Franke-Ruta starts with the premise—shared by The New Republic’s Alec MacGillis, whose <a href=http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/106197/the-welfare-card-and-the-post-truth-campaign… Share
Ed Stamper has resigned from the board of the University of Georgia’s student newspaper, The Red & Black, following a dispute about the paper’s independence. At a meeting Thursday, student journalists had called for his resignation. Stamper had… Read more Share this: Tweet this!
San Francisco Chronicle correction: Drag queen did not use dildo crucifix at event C.W. Nevius’ column about Most Holy Redeemer banning drag queen performers incorrectly stated that entertainer Peaches Christ appeared at an event at the church’s hall… Read more Share this: Tweet this!