Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WashPo Writer Resigns After Editor's Note Apologizes for Uncredited News Source

The Washington Post building in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Washington Post Blogpost writer Elizabeth Flock has left the paper, following an Editor's Note that appeared over one of her stories that apologized for her item's "inappropriate, extensive use of an original report by Discovery News and also failed to credit that news organization as the primary source for the blog post."

As reported by, the apology comes four months after another Editor's Note and a column by the Post ombudsman were authored in response to another post she did about Mitt Romney. The WaPo writer told Poynter her resignation was voluntary and a personal decision. Still, two Editor Notes in a relatively short time likely led some Post executives to decide to get the Flock out of there.
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