Journalistic Embarrassments

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News interns caught plagiarizing. CNN tweeting the wrong Supreme Court health care ruling. Fake bylines and outsourced news. It has been an awkward summer for the news media and its public image. Are these incidents just bad luck, or a symptom of shrinking newsrooms and a news cycle in overdrive?


Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and co-author of "Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload"

Ken Doctor, news industry analyst for Outsell, a global research and advisory firm and author of "Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get"

Kelly McBride, senior faculty in ethics, reporting and writing at The Poynter Institute