Business Insider EIC Carlson stands by Oxman stories

Business Insider global editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson sent out the following to the staff on Sunday: Team, We published two stories about Neri Oxman this week. She is a well-known academic who know runs a startup. Those stories uncovered plagiarism in her academic papers. The first story revealed plagiarism similar to the kind found in Claudine Gay’s work. […] using AI to copy competitor stories

Max Tani of Semafor writes about how is using artificial intelligence to create stories that are strikingly similar to competitors. Tani writes, “Investing did not respond to multiple requests for comment, though an administrator at the site said in an email that the organization had received my note asking how the publication was using […]

How media companies internal agencies cater to fossil fuel companies

Amy Westervelt and Matthew Green write for Drilled about how the content agencies of major media companies produce misleading content for fossil fuel companies. Westervelt and Green write, “Reuters is one of at least seven major news outlets whose internal brand studio creates and publishes misleading promotional content for fossil fuel companies, according to a new report released today. Known as […]

Business Insider promoted story in snarky Reddit

Business Insider published a lengthy story about an underwear start-up and its CEO last week, and then featured it in a Reddit that is typically devoted to snark, reports Taylor Lorenz of The Washington Post. Lorenz writes, “The Reddit post about Téllez didn’t gain much traction, but the fact that the news organization engaged in this way […]

How a hedge fund using reporters would operate

Kate Duguid, Joshua Franklin, Ortenca Aliaj and James Fontanella-Khan of The Financial Times examine how Hunterbrook, the hedge-fund like operation using journalists to provide research, would operate. Duguid, Franklin, Aliaj and Fontanella-Khan report, “Reporters at the company will not seek out material non-public information though, like a hedge fund, may encounter it while reporting. “Any articles written by Hunterbrook […]

Cointelegraph apologizes for false tweet

Cyrptocurrency news site Cointelegraph has apologized for a tweet falsely stating that the Securities and Exchange Commission had approved a Bitcoin exchange traded fund. A story on its website states, “Earlier today, during routine coverage, Cointelegraph’s social media team posted a message on X without prior editorial approval stating that the United States Securities and […]

TV anchor Ruhle’s relationship with company executive questioned

Khadeeja Safdar of The Wall Street Journal examines the relationship between MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle and Under Armour executive Kevin Plank, noting litigation about her messages to him when she was at Bloomberg Television. Safdar writes, “Plank and Ruhle corresponded regularly and at all hours, according to the documents. In 2016, Plank sent Ruhle what he described as […]

Time to change how business news reports about Musk

Casey Newton writes on his Platformer site about how business news organizations cover Tesla CEO Elon Musk and why they must change their tactics. Newton writes, “For most of you, I realize, it is no longer news that Musk stretches the truth until it disintegrates. At least since he lied about having ‘funding secured’ to take […]

How an AI-generated story caused an uproar at Gizmodo

Pranshu Varma of The Washington Post writes about how a story written by artificial intelligence about Star Wars movies caused an uproar at tech site Gizmodo. Varma writes, “Lauren Leffer, a Gizmodo reporter and member of the Writers Guild of America, East union, said this is a ‘very transparent’ effort by G/O Media to get more […]

Golfer suing Bloomberg News for defamation over photo

Michael McCann of Sportico reports about professional golfer Patrick Reed’s defamation lawsuit against Bloomberg News over the use of a photo of him with a story. McCann reports, “Reed maintains Bloomberg’s photo selection was part of a ‘concerted scheme to defame, smear, and harm anyone associated with LIV.’ Reed was one of the first golfers to sign […]