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Cooks Source Magazine Publishes Apology to Writer

Cooks Source magazine apologized to writer Monica Gaudio for printing her recipe without permission. The magazine also made donations to the Columbia School of Journalism and the Western New England Food Bank at Gaudio’s request.

Here’s an excerpt: “Last month an article, ‘American as Apple Pie — Isn’t,’ was placed in error in Cooks Source, without the approval of the writer, Monica Gaudio. We sincerely wish to apologize to her for this error, it was an oversight of a small, overworked staff.”

From now on, the magazine will secure the written consent of writers prior to publication. The magazine also removed its Facebook page following a flood of protests. Gawker and John Scalzi both reviewed the apology.

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Cooks Source Magazine Flooded with Protests

Cooks Source magazine received a flood of protest when they published “A Tale of Two Tarts” by Monica Gaudio–without the author’s knowledge or permission.

Gaudio contacted the editor looking for a written apology and a $130 (10 cents per word for her 1,300-word article) donation to the Columbia School of Journalism. The editor responded that Gaudio’s writing was featured in a “public domain” forum which means they are not compelled to ask for permission or pay monetary compensation.

Literary blogger Edward Champion investigated, uncovering many more articles lifted from other sources without attribution. Gaudio received waves of support at her site and at  Cooks Source‘s old Facebook page. The flood of protest caused them to move to this new page.

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