Reporter Edward Guthmann tells the SF Weekly: “At one point, I read about the 1,000th suicide in the New Yorker article and pasted two sentences in my text as a ‘flag’ — a reminder to myself to mention the fact. But when I went back to the piece, which may have been days later since I had other work during that time, I forgot those weren’t my words. I should have set them in boldface or larger type, or not moved them at all. Huge mistake …” Managing Editor Robert Rosenthal calls it a “serious matter” and says the investigation isn’t over.
'Heartbroken' Chron reporter claims plagiarism was unintentional
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