Publicado: Sol, Febrero 10, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

'I Fell Short': Jill Abramson Responds To Charges Of Plagiarism, Inaccuracies

'I Fell Short': Jill Abramson Responds To Charges Of Plagiarism, Inaccuracies

On Thursday afternoon, Abramson, now a senior lecturer at Harvard, issued a statement saying: "I was up all night going through my book because I take these claims of plagiarism so seriously".

If you follow anyone who's active on "media Twitter", you've no doubt seen the news that former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson-the first woman to hold that vaunted position-has been accused of multiple incidents of plagiarism in her new book, the now-ironically-titled Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts.

In a Twitter thread Wednesday, Vice News correspondent Michael C. Moynihan posted images comparing passages from Abramson's book to numerous other publications and even a master's thesis.

Shortly afterwards, reporter Ian Frisch added a thread of his own, accusing Abramson of ripping off his work in Relapse Magazine.

When asked if there could've been an attribution or footnote issue in the book, the former Times editor replied: "No, I don't think this is an issue at all".

The allegation about Merchants of Truth, which was released on Tuesday, was made by Vice News journalist Michael C Moynihan. "All I can tell you is I certainly didn't plagiarize in my book and there's 70 pages of footnotes showing where I got the information", she said, according to the Washington Post.

Abramson sat down with ALL THINGS CONSIDERED host Michel Martin this afternoon to talk about her book and respond to the charges. It's a fair defense, although Vox pointed out that "it is unusual for major factual errors to linger this far into the book production process, only to be corrected later".

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Martha McCallum, who was interviewing Abramson, pressed her again, asking if perhaps Abramson forgot to insert footnotes into some areas of the book. I have articles to write and a book coming out in three weeks, so I have bigger s*** to worry about. "I think they don't like the portrayal of Vice".

Two journalists accused Jill Abramson of copying previously published material and set out on Twitter more than a dozen passages from the book which repeated nearly word for word other sources without attribution.

Overall, she continues to stand by her work.

Abramson says her lapses do not detract from the book.

Simon & Schuster, which published the book, also issued a statement, calling the book "an important, exhaustively researched and meticulously sourced book". "I came up with, and I still do read the New York Times every single day". Minutes later, she claimed that she "endeavored to accurately and properly give attribution to the hundreds of sources that were part of my research".

One passage describing Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes is an nearly word-for-word duplication of something Weeks wrote in 2005 for the Ryerson Review of Journalism, a twice-annual publication by the Toronto university's final-year journalism students.

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