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Reporter Cuts Corners, Fakes Quotes

Written by Steve Leader on March 10, 2014
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The University of Oregon’s student newspaper, The Daily Emerald, has been embarrassed by one of its ex-reporters.

An audit, led by a senior news editor, found at least eight instances in which a food writer for the Emerald fabricated quotes from people she never talked to.

The problem came to light in January when a student called the paper and told them she was quoted in a cover story but was never interviewed.

The reporter, Jessica Fisher, admitted making up quotes.  She later left a note saying “I quit.”

The Daily Emerald has pulled thirteen articles from its website because of quotes that may have been faked.

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