Update – Steven King resigns from Irish Examiner but continues with APCO Worldwide

UPDATE! 13th October

I posted about this story earlier hereand Steven King has now resigned after his plagiarism was discovered:

Irish Examiner columnist Steven King resigns following plagiarism controversy

THE IRISH EXAMINER says that its weekly international affairs columnist Steven King has resigned from the paper.

The resignation follows allegations that King plagiarised passages for his column from a number of sources including blogger Brendan O’Neill of Spiked, and from Salon.com and Commentary Magazine.

The allegations were made by journalist Brian Whelan, who previously uncovered evidence of plagiarism in the work of London Independent columnist Johnn Hari. Hari is currently on unpaid leave and is undertaking a journalism training course.

…. The Examiner reports today that King said he was out of reach while visiting Ethiopia recently…..

which of course makes me wonder which unsavoury person or party in Ethiopia is using APCO Worldwide as its spin-doctor.

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One Response to “Update – Steven King resigns from Irish Examiner but continues with APCO Worldwide”

  1. Another plagiarising “churnalist” resigns – this time at Politico « The k2p blog Says:

    […] Johann Hari, and Steven King this time a reporter from Politico – Kendra Marr – has been found regurgitating material […]

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