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Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years

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nagokod    108
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The German news magazine Der Spiegel has been plunged into chaos after revealing that one of its top reporters had falsified stories over several years.

 

The media world was stunned by the revelations that the award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had, according to the weekly, “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at least 14 out of 60 articles that appeared in its print and online editions, warning that other outlets could also be affected.

 

Relotius, 33, resigned after admitting to the scam. He had written for the magazine for seven years and won numerous awards for his investigative journalism, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/top-der-spiegel-journalist-resigns-over-fake-interviews

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DocM    16,485

VERY similar to Stephen Glass at The New Republic, whose story was made into the film Shattered Glass.

 

Today such shenanigans are much more common, and less often addressed  so long as the narrative fits the editorial policy.

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