Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has been relentlessly roasted by social media, after evidence emerged that she plagiarized material for her new book. Abramson says she will “review” the passages in question. The author’s recently released literary offering, ‘Merchants of Truth,’ has been billed as “the definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry.” But it appears that at least part of her “in-the-room account” was lifted from other sources without providing proper attribution. After flipping through the new book, Vice News correspondent Michael Moynihan tweeted a now-viral thread, which compared excerpts from ‘Merchants of Truth’ with material from the New Yorker, the Columbia Journalism Review, Time Out magazine – and even a master’s thesis. Moynihan said that he stumbled upon the allegedly plagiarized material while trying to verify claims that … [Read more...] about Former NYT editor who wrote book about journalism ‘revolution’ accused of plagiarism
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By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY LONDON CITY AIRPORT Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Wednesday morning from Brussels, where Theresa May arrives later today for the start of the European Council summit. BREAKING THIS MORNING: The U.S. confirmed that formal trade talks with Britain will begin in earnest after Brexit Day. In a letter to key Senate politicians made public last night, Donald Trump’s trade envoy Robert Lighthizer said negotiations will begin with Britain “as soon as it is ready after it exits the European Union on March 29, 2019.” The letter calls for an “ambitious trade agreement” to remove “existing goods and services tariff and non-tariff barriers.” Read it in full here. Definitely something for Brexiteers to cheer about, during a somewhat challenging week. Speaking of which: International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will surely make hay with the announcement at the annual CBI dinner at … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by London City Airport: US ready for trade talks — May meets Tusk tonight — Another year in the club?
The poll found that 55 percent of respondents to a SurveyMonkey poll commissioned by Axios believe the claims contained in the September 5 New York Times editorial "I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," and in Woodward's work, "Fear: Trump in the White House." © Flickr/ Alec PerkinsBipartisan Group Wants to Investigate Mutinous NYT Op-Ed, Congressman Claims Pollsters surveyed 2,173 adults in the United States. Survey respondents were prompted: "As you may know, a new book by Bob Woodward and a recent anonymous New York Times column from a senior official both claim there is significant resistance to President Trump from within the White House. Do you believe these reports?" The NYT editorial claimed that Trump's dispositions are "generally anti-trade and anti-democratic"; the root of Trump's problems is his "amorality"; and that he lacks "any discernible first principles that guide his … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of US Believes ‘The Resistance’ Is Active Within White House
Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Register here to receive your free weekly briefing by email.As the holiday season approaches and people step up their travel, one group of flyers faces particular stress when they hear the announcement: “Is there a doctor on the plane?” A recent interview in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlights some of the problems that can arise when they respond to calls for help.Rachel Zang, an American doctor, warns that it is not clear who bears legal liability for medics on planes, and says there is no clear process for selection and pre-authorisation. There are no consistent rules on the drugs and diagnostics carried on board, and sometimes there is a contradiction between the advice given in the air and from medical crews on the ground.Data on the frequency and nature of in-flight emergencies are also scant. One study in the New England Journal of Medicine … [Read more...] about FT Health: Is there a doctor on board?
Darren Dodd and Andrew Jack June 29, 2018 Print this page Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Register here to receive this briefing by email every Friday.“I have patients who come in suffering from an addiction to Candy Crush Saga, and they’re substantially similar to people who come in with a cocaine disorder,” writes a US doctor. In the UK, a 10-year old had to be treated for serious bowel and bladder problems after his gaming habit stopped him going to the toilet.Cases such as these have led the World Health Organization to include “gaming disorder” in its new Classification of Diseases.The UK this week announced its first dedicated clinic for addicts. In the US, rehab programmes such as ReStart are becoming more popular. Some suggest copying the tactics of smoking cessation programmes with a mix of advertising bans, packaging regulations and … [Read more...] about FT Health: Battle begins over gaming disorder