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Posted on 02/17/2010 3:37:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) A Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times accused of plagiarism has resigned, the newspaper reported.
Zachery Kouwe, who joined the Times in 2008 from the New York Post, resigned on Tuesday, the Times said, citing "two people briefed on the matter."
The newspaper said Kouwe met on Tuesday with representatives of the Times, The New York Times Co. and the Newspaper Guild of New York to discuss possible disciplinary action but instead the reporter resigned.
A Times Co. spokeswoman, Diane McNulty, was quoted as saying "the Times has dealt with this, as we said we would in our Editors' Note, consistent with our standards to protect the integrity of our journalism."
In the Editors' Note, the Times said Kouwe appeared to have "reused language from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and other sources without attribution or acknowledgment," in a number of business articles over the past year and in posts on NYTimes.com's DealBook blog.
The Times said it was alerted to the plagiarism case by the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Thomson, who noted similarities between a Journal story and a Times story of February 5.
"A subsequent search by The Times found other cases of extensive overlap between passages in Mr. Kouwe's articles and other news organizations," the Times said in the Editors' Note earlier this week.
"Copying language directly from other news organizations without providing attribution -- even if the facts are independently verified -- is a serious violation of Times policy and basic journalistic standards," it said.
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All the news fit to copy and paste.
It seems to me I’ve heard this story before... but where? Where? (scratches head)
Is Joe claiming a footlong?
When hiring criteria is based on race, sexual preference, religious beliefs, and political affiliation rather than ability you end up with some bad apples.
Innappropriate hug by Biden, inappropriate kiss by Obama. Men need to keep their lips off other women.
Not exactly air kissing, are they?
I have read some of his articles, and Kouwe is; however, pretty generous or compliant to attributing sources with links.
NYTimes plagiarist ping!
I was as surprised as anyone that this was occurring, said Mr. Kouwe, referring to the revelation that he had plagiarized. I write essentially 7,000 words every week for the blog and for the paper and all that stuff. As soon as I saw, I guess, like six examples, I said to myself, Man what an idiot. What I was thinking?
Mr. Kouwe says he has never fabricated a story, nor has he knowingly plagiarized. Basically, there was a minor news story and I thought we needed to have a presence for it on the blog, he said, referring to DealBook. In the essence of speed, Ill look at various wire services and throw it into our back-end publishing system, which is WordPress, and then Ill go and report it out and make sure all the facts are correct. Its not like an investigative piece. Its usually something that comes off a press release, an earnings report, its court documents.
ARTICLES BY ZACHERY KOUWE
Was he getting too close to someone involved in the prosecution of the Galleon / Goldman case?
Exactly so. A gentleman would never do such a thing. Not even on the cheek. The hand, yes.
In Japan he would commit Seppuku.