NBC says it found 11 cases of plagiarism in web articles

NEW YORK — NBC News said Monday it edited 11 articles written for its website in the past year after it discovered they contained information from other news outlets without attribution.

The journalist involved, Teaganne Finn, “is no longer employed by the company”, a spokesperson said on Monday.

NBC News informed readers in an editor’s note published on Monday. Separate notes were placed on each of the stories to indicate that the plagiarized information, in each case background information not essential to the article, had been removed from the articles.

For example, a February 8 article about the child tax credit negotiations in Congress contained information about child tax payments and Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition to a proposal that “were not properly attributed to their original source and did not meet our standards for original material,” NBC said.

NBC News discovered the plagiarism during a review of the reporter’s work and was not told by an outside source, the spokesperson said.

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