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13 HOURS AGO - Poynter

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NYT will take pot questions at 4:20 today

Good morning. Here are 10 or so media stories. BuzzFeed fired Benny Johnson for plagiarism: “After carefully reviewing more than 500 of Benny’s posts, we have found 41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites,” BuzzFeed EIC Ben Smith wrote Friday night. (BuzzFeed) | Smith’s memo to staffers. (@brianstelter) | Johnson’s lifts offend “not only ...

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JUL 27, 2014 - PandoDaily

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Buzzfeed editor: We stand by fired staffer’s reporting on Edward Snowden

Earlier this week, Buzzfeed fired writer Benny Johnson for plagiarizing 41 of his pieces from other online sources. As I wrote yesterday, Johnson made news back in January when he cited anonymous Pentagon sources saying they wanted to kill NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. With Johnson now fired for dishonesty, we can no longer assume that Buzzfeed had in place sufficient editorial ...

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JUL 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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BuzzFeed writer Benny Johnson fired for plagiarism

(Reuters) - The news and entertainment website BuzzFeed has fired the writer Benny Johnson after its editors said they found he plagiarized others' work 41 times. BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith in a note late on Friday called writer Benny Johnson "a creative force" at his best, but said a review of more than 500 posts revealed dozens of instances where ...

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JUL 26, 2014 - PandoDaily

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Buzzfeed staffer who claimed Pentagon sources threatened to kill Snowden is fired for dishonesty

Benny Johnson, a former writer at Glenn Beck’s the Blaze, has been fired from Buzzfeed for 41 instances of plagiarism. In an apology note published on Buzzfeed, editor Ben Smith wrote: We owe you, our readers, an apology. This plagiarism is a breach of our fundamental responsibility to be honest with you — in this case, about who wrote the ...

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JUL 26, 2014 - Mashable

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BuzzFeed Fires Editor After Twitter Users Unearth Plagiarized Articles

News website BuzzFeed, reportedly valued at $1 billion, has fired one its high-profile writers over plagiarism. Following a review of his work, Benny Johnson, the site's viral politics editors, has been fired, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced in a blog post on Friday night See also: Use These 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism "After carefully reviewing more than 500 of ...

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