Posts for Tag: integrity

Is it any wonder why newspapers are failing? First they lose ads to Craigslist, now journalistic credibility.

He said the Guardian was the only publication to respond to him in detail and with remorse at its own editorial failing. Others, he said, treated him as a vandal who was solely to blame for their cut-and-paste content.

The above is a quote from a Yahoo Finance article about a Dublin University student who punked a bunch of newspapers with a fake Wikipedia quote from the recently deceased Maurice Jarre.  Their obituary writers, in a mad scramble to rush out their copy, basically resorted to copying Wikipedia instead of doing actual research.  I'm not so much irked by the fact that they use Wikipedia but that even after being caught, they still had the gall to think they weren't in the wrong (aside from The Guardian, of course).  Just goes to show how a once great and arrogant industry can't even gracefully exit let alone innovate itself out of its current predicament.