Media News - Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A Washington Post journalist resigned after posting information that appears to be plagiarized and after being reprimanded for "a significant ethical lapse," two US media monitors reported Monday. Blogger Jim Romanesko and Andrew Beaujon at the Poynter Institute reported that Post journalist Elizabeth Flock resigned on Friday after a searing editor's note was posted atop one of her stories. It was the second time in four months that she got such a note, the journalists reported. The most recent editor's note, dated April 13, states that an earlier version of a Flock story "made inappropriate, extensive use of an original report by Discovery News and also failed to credit that news organization as the primary source for the blog post. (AFP)
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