CNN Finds a Staggering 50 Instances of Plagiarism from One Editor
Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a London-based editor for CNN who reported stories mainly from Europe and the Middle East, was recently fired after an internal investigation revealed instances of plagiarism in “about 50 published stories.” That number may rise as CNN continues their investigation.
In a statement, CNN said Gumuchian was “flagged” while they were editing an unpublished story of hers, leading to a review of her body of work. Not only did they immediately terminate her employment with CNN, they also edited the plagiarism out of her articles, and, “in some cases…chosen to delete an entire article.”
“Trust, integrity and simply giving credit where it’s due are among the tenets of journalism we hold dear, and we regret that we published material that did not reflect those essential standards,” the news outlet added.
According to her LinkedIn page, Gumichian has been a reporter since graduating from the University of St. Andrew’s in 2004, and is presently a Libya-based correspondent for Reuters. This is at odds with her verified MuckRack page, which indicates that she was formerly the newsdesk editor for CNN and last tweeted from her account on May 6th. (Her Twitter feed and Klout account have both been deleted.)
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