Monday, April 18, 2011

New York Post Official Policy: Rip Off Blogs, Don't Credit Them

True News sent us several examples of old media ripping off new media -- especially the New York Post, which has a "policy" of not crediting original blog reporters when they rip off their stories.

According to newyorkshitty (A.K.A. That Greenpoint Blog) the reporter from the New York Post who ripped off Miss Heather's original story without attribution sent her an email saying:

"Post policy prevented me from crediting you in print. Allow me to do so now. You did a fantastic reporting job. All I had to do was follow your steps (and make a few extra phone calls).
I won’t discuss at length the policy of not crediting blogs (or anyone else). I’ll just briefly explain that as long as we can independently verify every bit of info, we don’t credit."

From here on out we will refrain as much as possible from linking to stories in the New York Post (and its affiliated papers such as the Brooklyn Paper) on the assumption that they stole them from somewhere else. We will make every attempt to find the original source and link to it instead.

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

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