Egg On A.P.’s Face

Huffington Post writer, Larisa Alexandrovna, was violated by Associated Press.
AP writer, Katherine Shrader, plagiarised a piece Alexandrovna wrote for The Raw Story.
While that sucks, it’s not the worst part of this woeful tale. Upon being confronted about their lack of ethics, a senior editor and ombudsman at AP both admitted they lifted from the original piece, and chose not to credit, because “they don’t credit blogs.”
Consumerist points out, “What’s weird about AP’s claim that they don’t have to credit blogs is that they credit blogs all the time.”

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.