Reporter Cuts Corners, Fakes Quotes | 101 KXL

Reporter Cuts Corners, Fakes Quotes

Written by Steve Leader on March 10, 2014

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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