BuzzFeed News has reportedly fired senior reporter Ryan Broderick over what has been uncovered as a lengthy history of plagiarism.
The information website launched an announcement on Friday night addressing the incident however not referring to Broderick by identify.
“BuzzFeed News has found that the following articles do not meet our editorial standards, as laid out in our standards and ethics guidelines,” BuzzFeed News editor-in-chief Mark Schoofs wrote in a notice to readers. “As a result, the articles have been updated to more clearly attribute phrases and sentence construction to material previously published by other news organizations. In our commitment to transparency, we have also added an editor’s note to the top of each story indicating the original source.”
Included within the notice is roughly a dozen tales from Broderick which have since been up to date with editor’s notes, writing that BuzzFeed News is “continuing to look into the matter and will maintain this list with any other relevant articles that we find.”
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“It is BuzzFeed News’ policy that nothing may be copied, pasted, and passed off as one’s own work, and that all quotes should be attributed. We regret that in these instances those standards were not met,” Schoofs continued. “BuzzFeed News apologizes for these lapses, both to you, the reader, and to the authors of the original work and their news outlets.”
The incidents of plagiarism seem so far again to 2013 in a report concerning the terrorist accountable for the assault on the Washington Navy Yard that left 12 individuals lifeless. Many of the articles that apparently lifted from different sources had been from Broderick’s protection of the coronavirus outbreak.
Based on the editor’s notes which were added to the articles, Broderick plagiarized or misattributed The New York Occasions, The Washington Submit, the Related Press, The Los Angeles Occasions, CNBC, Vice News, The Guardian, and The Huffington Submit amongst others.
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Wall Road Journal media reporter Ben Mullin tweeted that “according to a person familiar with the matter,” Broderick was terminated from the information outlet.
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Broderick was employed by BuzzFeed again in 2012 and have become a reporter for BuzzFeed News in 2013, in response to his LinkedIn web page. He turned a senior reporter in 2019.
Fox News has reached out to BuzzFeed News for remark.