IB Times staff in Britain concerned about culture change
A number of journalists at the UK edition of the International Business Times are concerned about what is seen as an over-reliance on content taken from other websites, reports Domonic Ponsford and Rose James of the Press Gazette.
Ponsford and James write, “Multiple sources have told Press Gazette of their concerns that some of the title’s reporters spend most of their time rewriting stories published elsewhere rather than on original reporting.
“Press Gazette has looked at the sourcing of 50 stories which appeared in the UK news section of the IB Times on 8 August and defined 18 of these as appearing to have been ‘ripped’ from other websites.
“IB Times said in a statement: “Every day, the International Business Times UK produces a diverse range of content for its readers. This includes original reporting, comment, photo galleries, live sports coverage, innovative video, interviews and in depth features.
“‘Indeed, the excellence of our best content has been recognised by a clutch of press awards.'”
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