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News & Record reporter fired for plagiarizing Triad Biz Journal

April 3, 2006

John Robinson, the editor of the News & Record newspaper in Greensboro, N.C., is posting details on his blog about how the newspaper fired a reporter for stealing information that was published on the online site of the Triad Business Journal, which is also based in Greensboro.

John RobinsonThe reporter in question is Carla Bagley, and she apparently lifted information from an undisclosed story. The N&R editors were then alerted to the fact by Justin Catanoso, the Business Journal’s executive editor.

Robinson writes, “We investigated, determined that much of the item, while factually correct, has been copied from The Business Journal. We published a story story about the incident on the front page of the Rockingham section, which is where the original story ran, apologizing to the Journal and our readers. The employee involved is no longer with the paper. We’ve found no evidence this has occurred perviously.”

Read the editor’s blog here.

The N&R is owned by Landmark. The Biz Journal is an American City Business Journal paper. Interestingly, Catanoso was once on the staff of the N&R, but left to help start the weekly business newspaper.

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