TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily
Vidicom is looking for a TV News Writer. next job WPIX11 is looking for a Line Producer. next job NBCUniversal is looking for a Producer, WVIT. next job WTKR/WGNT TV is looking for a News Producer. next job KGW is looking for a News Producer. next job WKOW TV is looking for a News Director. next job KOB - TV is looking for a Morning Executive Producer. next job Bloomberg LP is looking for a Senior Producer. see all

ESPN's Anchor Suspended Indefinitely For Plagiarism

ESPN anchor Will Selva has been suspended indefinitely for using a portion of Kevin Ding‘s column on ESPNNews according to AOL Fanhouse.

The Orange County Register reporter first made folks aware of the situation on his blog late Tuesday evening.

Below are statements from Selva and ESPN vice president of communications Josh Krulewitz.

Will Selva:

“I made a horrible mistake and I’m deeply sorry. I did not live up to my high standards or ESPN’s. As I often do, I research local stories to use as background for writing my script. In this case, I cut and pasted the story with every intention of writing my own. I simply forgot and I completely understand why this is a major problem. I sincerely apologize for my sloppiness, especially to Kevin Ding, viewers and colleagues. In my 15 years in broadcast journalism, nothing like this has ever happened and I will make every effort to ensure it won’t happen again.”

Josh Krulewitz:

“This is something we take extremely seriously and we’ve taken appropriate action. We looked into how it happened and found that this very bad mistake was made because he should have been more thorough, even on deadline, not because he was intentionally trying to claim someone else’s work as his own.”

Mediabistro Course

Get $25 OFF Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Get $25 OFF with code CLASS25. Register now!