Minnesota Daily Fires Sports Writer for Faking Interviews

The Minnesota Daily has fired a sports reporter for faking interviews with athletes and coaches in at least three stories. Questions first arose after swim coaches featured in a recent Daily piece told the University of Minnesota athletics comm department they didn’t remember talking to the reporter.

The paper has added corrections to some of the student’s work online (example below) and launched a full investigation. Will the student, a rising junior, be punished by UMN or the j-school? Apparently not. University official: “This is an employment issue and not an academic one.” For more on the story, check out the Pioneer Press.

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