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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Killick, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Was reading story on TvGuide.com about the final season of "Rescue Me." Reporter talks to co-creator Peter Tolan. There's a link to a related story, which I read. Only... something's familiar:

    Today's story: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Rescue-Me-Final-Season-1035236.aspx
    Then, the linked story brings up a story on Maura Tierney from last year (Aug. 31, 2010): http://www.tvguide.com/News/Maura-Tierney-Cancer-1022526.aspx
    Now, sure... it's the same reporter, so it's not like he's stolen something from someone else, but can't help but think this guy's woven together two different interviews and presenting them as one. Screws with context. Really bothered by it.

    Am I out of line here, guys?
  2. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I doubt that TV Guide writers are held to the same rules and/or ethics or principles that newspaper journalists are.

    It's not like the writer is really lifting anything, either. As you said, it's the same writer, and the old stuff is essentially background/additional info for the new story.

    Newspapers also often draw upon previous stories that have appeared in their past editions, too, sometimes re-using paragraphs almost verbatim in presenting information.
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Info and paragraphs, yes. But I don't ever remember seeing a quote recycled like this, without any indication that it was said a year ago. It's portrayed as if it was said during this recent interview.
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