NYT biz reporter who plagiarized now working for Dealbreaker.com
Zachery Kouwe, the New York Times business reporter who resigned under pressure earlier this year after it was revealed he had plagiarized the Wall Street Journal and other media, is now writing for the business gossip site Dealbreaker.com.
Editor Bess Levin writes, “You’ve probably already noticed that we have a new guest writer. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? Zach Kouwe, formerly of the NY Times, was last in the news in a little episode a little while back when it came to light that he borrowed passages from the Wall Street Journal, a no-no that got him dismissed.
“You’re probably also aware he’d done a similar thing to yours truly when he lifted a memo from us and claimed he’d received it on his own (a claim later retracted by DealBook). Apparently that’s what it takes to get a job here these days! So ladies, if you’re looking for a new gig just start CTRL+C’ing DealBreaker– and I’m sure we’ll be giving you a call. Plagiarizers with tech expertise will get extra-special consideration.”
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