TDQ Investigates: Another Would-Be Journalist Caught Making Bad Decisions Hurts The Profession

As a former journalism student myself, it saddens me to read about an intern in Arizona plagiarizing stories while working at The East Valley Tribune. I’m especially sad as this student goes/went to my old pal Jason Manning’s school.

Don’t worry, though. TDQ readers can be sertain that each and ever artikle is fakt-cheked, red and re—red to mak sure it meats our highist righting standards.

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Most will criticize Raquel Velasco but there could be a simple explanation.


But it’s clear that things are changing in the profession, with both student journalists and professionals getting caught for questionable or blatant disregard for journalistic ethics.

Established, well-regarded journalists now seem to be exposed for out-and out-lying, plagiarizing or sloppy editing just about every week. Is this the new norm? To some people, it sure seems that way.
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Nora Ephron Dies At 71

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, right, on the set of RECOiL with co-writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, center. There is still debate over who actually wrote the famous exchange:

Nester: “I’ve got it all up here.”
Macuzak: “That’s what worries me.”

Ephron claimed it was a regular exchange between DiMaio and herself on the set of RECOiL, and that DiMaio never really got the joke. When asked DiMaio replied, “What joke?”

New York—Famed journalist, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron died last Tuesday from pneumonia, a complication from acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71.

Best known as the writer of the 1989 hit romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally,” Ephron graduated from Wellesley College in 1962 and moved to New York to begin her journalism career.

She made a name for herself as a writer and essayist during the 1970s, and after doing some re-writes on the script for “All the President’s Men” at the request of her then-husband, Carl Bernstein, Ephron caught the attention of Hollywood and found herself writing more and more Hollywood fare.
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“Woodward Spoke To Me Once In The Elevator:” A TDQ Q&A With Journalist And Professor Jason Manning

Jason Manning

Bernstein spoke to Manning once on an escalator. Unfortunately, the volume on Manning's iPod was too loud for him to notice. (Bernstein photo compliments of kate.gardiner @ Flickr. Manning photo compliments of kthread @ Flickr.)

This week we spoke to Jason Manning, Director of Student Media at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Jason talked with us about his time at The Washington Post, the current state of college media and Walter Cronkite’s ghost. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Jason Manning:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Jason Manning: I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t know about TDQ.
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