Intern fired for fabrication

Folks,

A fellow adviser posted this, and I thought I’d share. This is serious business.

“Former Yale Daly News writer Liane Membis fired from internship at Wall Street Journal for fabricating sources (via Poynter). Here’s the story.

Current Yale Daily News Editor now fact-checking Membis’ bylines there…”

Accuracy and truth are the fundamentals of what we do, whether it’s at the Wall Street Journal or in our newsroom each day at The Shorthorn. Please comment, share and, mostly, remember that fabrication and plagiarism are the easy ticket out of journalism.

-Beth

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