Sorry I’ve been in and out of the discussion the past couple of days. Now that I’m all moved in back at school though, my posting should pick back up.
While I’m waiting for class to start, I thought I’d post some excerpts from the apology the Courant published today for its role in the aggregation/plagiarism controversy I first wrote about here.
The Courant, after first denying the charges, has today published an apology for what it terms its “plagiarism” of other local papers. In the piece, Courant CEO Richard J. Graziano concludes:
In short, after an extensive internal review, we have determined that over the last several weeks The Courant plagiarized the work of some of our competitors. This was not our intent, but it is in fact what happened. We are taking corrective action to prevent it from happening again. We have also disciplined the individuals involved.
The apology itself is pretty comprehensive. While it’s good that the Courant came clean, it still leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and probably makes the Courant’s continued pitch for the efficacy of print media more difficult down the line.