CNN announced on Friday that it'd fired one of its news editors, Marie-Louise Gumuchian, after discovering multiple instances of plagiarism in her work. According to CNN's editor's note, Gumuchian regularly covered news about Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
An unpublished story flagged last week during our editing process led to an internal investigation that uncovered other examples in about 50 published stories, and our investigation is ongoing.
We've terminated Gumuchian's employment with CNN, and have removed the instances of plagiarism found in her pieces. In some cases, we've chosen to delete an entire article.
The note goes on to say that CNN "believe[s] in letting audiences know when we've remedied situations that threaten to compromise that trust," though it fails to list any of Gumuchian's edited or deleted articles.
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