Politico Reporter Resigns Over Plagiarism


The same website that brings you “anonymous sources” now finds itself axing a reporter who took content from, of all places, the New York Times.

Politico says a reporter has resigned after editors determined she had plagiarized stories about transportation, most recently from a New York Times article.

Editor-in-chief John F. Harris and executive editor Jim VandeHei said in an online note that the stories by Kendra Marr “borrowed from the work of others, without attribution, in ways which we cannot defend and will not tolerate.”

Politico says a senior editor received an email from a Times writer Wednesday pointing out similarities in stories in the two publications. Editors say on Thursday when they compared the articles and six other pieces by Marr, they found “troubling similarities to work earlier published by others.”

So there is at least a standard at Politico?


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