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CNN Fires Editor for Plagiarism

cnnlogoCNN has dismissed Marie-Louise Gumuchian, an editor at CNN.com, after the network discovered multiple instances of plagiarism. Gumuchian covered international news from CNN’s London bureau. In an editor’s note published on CNN.com, Meredith Artley, Managing Editor and VP of CNN Digital, Manuel Perez, Editorial Director of CNN Digital and Richard Griffiths, Senior Editorial Director and VP at CNN, write that an unpublished story flagged last week during the editing process “led to an internal investigation that uncovered other examples in about 50 published stories.” Their investigation is ongoing.

“Trust, integrity and simply giving credit where it’s due are among the tenets of journalism we hold dear,” the note reads. “We also believe in letting audiences know when we’ve remedied situations that threaten to compromise that trust.”

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The Digital Ticker: Segall, Crane, Sports

  • Laurie Segall has been named CNNMoney’s Tech Correspondent. Segall, who CNN Digital managing editor Meredith Artley calls “part of the new breed of digital correspondents,” joined CNNMoney in 2010.

  • Rachel Crane joins CNN as a digital correspondent. Crane will cover pop culture and innovation for the network’s platforms. She was previously a technology and innovation correspondent at Bloomberg.

  • The Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports Network digital alliance is touting its No. 1 ranking among all sports digital sites in February with 63.6 million unique users and 5.0 billion minutes consumed. The comScore data takes into account big traffic from the Sochi Olympics.

CNN Digital Names Peter Hamby National Political Reporter

CNN Digital has named Peter Hamby national political reporter, making him the second digital-first correspondent for the company. Kelly Wallace was the first digital correspondent, reporting on family and career issues. She joined CNN from iVillage in June.

Hamby will cover politics, policy and campaigns across the country, from national elections to state and local affairs. His reporting will appear across CNN Digital and on CNN TV.

“Peter is a scrappy and well-sourced reporter and a swift writer with a big social fan base,” said Meredith Artley, managing editor of CNN Digital in a statement. “That combined with his on-air experience and knack for breaking big news stories make him the perfect person to give this classic CNN beat a new spin.”

Hamby was also recently a fellow for Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. His report from that fellowship, about social media and campaign reporters, was shared widely in TV newsrooms over Labor Day weekend. You can read it here.

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Scot Safon Out At HLN, Andrew Morse Joins CNN In Leadership Rejiggering

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is reorganizing his executive team in a big way.

For starters, after 22 years at the company HLN chief Scot Safon will be departing at the end of August. Current CNN/U.S. chief and former HLN executive VP Ken Jautz will manage HLN in the interim.

“Recently, Scot approached me with the desire to take a well-deserved break, and to move on to the next phase of his career,” Zucker wrote in a memo to staff this morning. “I have enjoyed working with Scot, and I am truly sorry to see him go. But I do understand the desire to do something new.”

The CNN Worldwide chief also confirmed the addition of Bloomberg TV’s Andrew Morse, who will become senior VP of domestic newsgathering and digital editorial, reporting to Zucker. Meredith Artley, Sam Feist and Terence Burke will all now report to Morse.

Michael Bass will oversee New York and Atlanta programming, while talent and acquisitions chief Amy Entelis will now report directly to Zucker. Ken Jautz will oversee operations and finance at CNN/U.S. while managing HLN in Safon’s absence.

Tony Maddox will be giving up some of his domestic newsgathering responsibilities to focus exclusively on international coverage.

Zucker’s full memo, below.
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CNN.com Getting New Homepage And Organizational Structure

In a sign of just how quickly new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is moving to change the company, the CNN.com homepage will be getting a new look this afternoon, as well as a new organizational structure.

The moves carry Zucker’s fingerprints, including a cleaner look, some design influences from the CNN app, “CNN Trends” at the top of the page and news sections color-coded to the subject, as seen on Jake Tapper‘s 4 PM show “The Lead.” The bottom of the page features a distinct grey video module. You can see a screenshot of the new homepage after the jump.

The new executive structure will have VP/managing editor Meredith Artley adding oversight of the digital video team. Mike Toppo has been promoted to VP and senior editorial director, where he will have oversight of the homepage. Alex Wellen will become VP of products and operations, including oversight of mobile and Allen Wyke will join CNN Digital as its senior VP of technology and product development.

CNN Digital senior VP and GM KC Estenson announced the changes in a note to staff, obtained by TVNewser.

“Throughout the coming days, weeks and months Meredith and Mike will drive an effort to develop a punchier, more authoritative and engaging voice for CNN.com — from headlines and imagery to content and story order,” Estenson wrote. “We do breaking news better than anyone, but there’s room for improvement and expansion beyond the breaking news cycle — through urgency, quality and story selection.”
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CNN Memos on Supreme Court Gaffe: ‘Today we failed to adhere to our own standard’

Executives at CNN and CNN.com sent memos to staff yesterday, promising investigations into exactly what happened when the network incorrectly reported that the Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate in President Obama’s healthcare bill.

The Washington Post has the memo from CNN DC bureau chief Sam Feist, who told staff:

Today we failed to adhere to our own standard, namely it’s better to be right than to be first. We take mistakes seriously, especially mistakes on such important stories. We are looking into exactly what happened and we will learn from it.

Feist went on to note that the network corrected itself on every platform, and that its coverage after 10:20 was of an extremely high quality.

Poynter has the memo from CNN Digital managing editor and VP Meredith Artley, who said:
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CNN.com ME Credits ‘Pilates’ for Site’s Success

The key to the dominance recorded in the online news sector by CNN.com? Pilates.

Pilates? Not the workout, but the online strategy CNN.com managing editor Meredith Artley discussed with Simon Owens for Nieman Journalism Lab. Artley said:

What that means, as someone who has friends who do Pilates but has never done it herself, is that it’s about strengthening your core Read more