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Former OC Register Writer Caught in Plagiarism Scandal*

Politico staffer Kendra Marr was forced to resign after seven instances of plagiarism were discovered in her recent work. Marr was outed after a New York Times writer alerted Politico editor-in-chief John Harris to similarities between his/her recent transportation story and Marr’s Politico followup. Harris launched an investigation an subsequently discovered six other instances of reporting and phrasing that was lifted from other stories without attribution. There were no manufactured quotes or invented scenes in Marr’s work, but the offenses were serious enough to force her resignation.

Marr is a California native who previously wrote and worked as a copy editor an intern for the Orange County Register and wrote for the San Jose Mercury News.

Betsy Rothstein at our sister site FishbowlDC got a hold of the Politico editorial honchos’ memo to staff, after the jump.

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FishbowlDC Meets FishbowlLA

Yes, every journo who’s anywhere near “The Beltway” or really any beltway – immediately assumes we are our DC counterpart Betsy Rothstein. When we say we work for Mediabistro they mumble something about David Weigel and then stop looking us in the eyes. Yeah, it’s weird. Anyway, FBLA and FBDC met on a dark and rainy night in DC somewhere around some neighborhood named after a circle (as if that narrows it down). We had a long conversation on what it’s like to dish in the District – most of which (we hope) was off the record.

Mediabistro Blogger Ties for Worst Person in the World

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Our sister site FishbowlDC’s editor Betsy Rothstein tied with Tucker Carlson for Countdown’s Worst Person in the World on Friday over the publishing of David Weigel‘s “private” emails. The result was the resignation of Weigel from WaPo, which is ridiculous. Contempt is hardly a firing offense. It should be a requirement.

Rothstein Joins FishbowlDC|Newspaper Publishers To Charge Sunday Prices For Thanksgiving Papers|Disney Names Lightcap Prez|Ruth Reichl|Reporters Among Slain In Phillipine Massacre

FishbowlDC: Meet the new FishbowlDC editor, former gossip columnist at The Hill, Betsy Rothstein.

Bloomberg: Some newspaper publishers, including Tribune Co., E.W. Scripps Co. and MediaNews Group, plan to charge Sunday prices for their Thanksgiving papers.

Variety: Disney Channel Latin America executive Carolina Lightcap has been named president of Disney Channels Worldwide, replacing Rich Ross, who became chairman of Walt Disney Studios last month.

New York Observer: Will former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl continue to host her Gourmet-branded PBS show after the first season ends soon?

New York Times: At least 20 journalists we among the almost 50 people slain in the Phillipines massacre earlier this week, the largest number of reporters killed in one day.