“From today’s Newport News (Va.) Daily Press — a weird reference to Afghanistan’s Wardak province was inserted into a local weather story by the Tribune/LA Times copy desk in Chicago.” — More.
The Cherokee Scout in Murphy N.C. apologized Friday for asking the local sheriff for the names gun-permit holders and permit applicants. The paper calls its records request “a tremendous error in judgment” and apologizes to the sheriff for submitting it. — More.
We are disappointed with the reaction to our request, which we felt was with the best intentions to help study issues affecting Maine through an analysis of publicly available data. We will continue our reporting, but will use other sources of information to do so. — More.
Two plagiarism cases that occurred at the Toronto Star in the past week “demand serious action,” Public Editor Kathy English writes. Star reporter Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew lifted from a Globe and Mail report, and now-former Toronto school board director Chris Spence plagiarized in an op-ed. Spence resigned after readers and reporters found his other published work, including his doctoral thesis, were filled with plagiarized material. — More.
“I have never before seen something this outrageous from a news organization in all of my time in politics. Not even FOX News has ever done anything like this before. This expenditure makes the newspaper the third largest contributor to McKenna’s campaign effort.” — More.
I am writing you because I care about our product and I care about being the best reporter – sorry – content provider – I can be until I no longer have a job. But our product is suffering. Big time. — More.
It’s painful following what’s happening in New Orleans.
Well, newspapers have to do something these days to attrack attention.
Near the UT campus and downtown, there’s a mulch fire that has been bellowing smoke for nearly two days. It’s also near the Knoxville News Sentinel.
KNS Editor Jack McElroy writes: “…The newsroom smells like smoke.”
Oh, the irony of it.*
*Apologies to all my friends and former colleagues at the KNS. You all know quite well I can’t take a pass on a smartass comment.
SayUncle: I think without the Internet, we’d still have 90s era gun laws.
And without the First Amendment, we wouldn’t have the Second Amendment. And without the Second Amendment, we wouldn’t have the First Amendment.
Well, he’s an antique dealer.