SEE what happens when someone ghost writes your blog entries for you? CBS anchor Katie Couric is reportedly shocked by an entry that appeared on the Katie Couric's Notebook portion of the official Couric & Co. blog on CBS. Couric has a dmitted that she does not pen some of the entries on her blog. In this case, the blog entry, a video and text essay, was reportedly penned by one of the producers, who has been fired after it turned out that the blog post plagiarized a Jeffrey Zaslow column piece on The Wall Street Journal. Here's an excerpt from the Boston Herald article:
Earlier this week, CB S News executives fired a producer after one of Couricâs blog entries turned ou t to be a Wall Street Journal ripoff. While itâs presented as Couricâs own, pro ducers are behind many of her blog entries.CBS issued an Editor's Note on April 4 regarding the blog entry:
"Blogs are a whole new realm of new media. If youâre going to commit to doing a blog, the readersâ view is that itâs yours,â said Peter Morrissey, an associat e professor of public relations at Boston University. Even though some high-pro file people with blogs have ghostwriters, they need to provide "adequate oversi ght," he said.
Correction: The April 4 Notebook was based on a "Moving On" column by Jeffrey Zaslow that ran in The Wall Street Journal on March 15 with the head line, "Of the Places You'll Go, Is the Library Still One of Them?" Much of the material in the Notebook came from Mr. Zaslow, and we should have acknowledged that at the top of our piece. We offer our sincere apologies for the omission.< /blockquote>