NY Times Suspends Writer Over Possible Plagiarism

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
February 17, 2010 Updated: February 17, 2010

The New York Times on Tuesday said they are looking into one of their writers plagiarizing articles by the Wall Street Journal and other publications.

Zachary Kouwe “reused language from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and other sources without attribution or acknowledgment,” said the Times in a statement on their web site. The Times suspended the writer on Tuesday, according to a Daily Finance report.

A New York Times editor was alerted of Kouwe's actions by an editor at the Journal, prompting the Times to investigate the incidents of plagiarism. The most recent alleged plagiarism took place on Feb. 6.