Faked Newspaper Page Won Top Chinese Journalism Award, and CCTV’s Plagiarism Got Caught By Bloggers
Here is the famous page (page A5 of the October 16, 2006 issue of Yangzhou Evening News) that will live on in the history of Chinese journalism (see yznews).
Here are the detailed photos of the ancient city of Yangzhou from Xinhua Net as shown on that famous page…
Isn’t this wonderful! Oh, wait! There is a huge problem here. [Full Text]
Also from Shanghaiist blog:
On the left, you have an image submitted by the Yangzhou Evening News to the 17th Annual Chinese Journalism Awards, for which it won a Class I award in the Best News of Jiangsu province, as well as a Class III photojournalism award in the national round. Lots of inspiring pictures and smart captions that would befit any award-winning page (see details of pictures here on ESWN). Some smart chap then decided to do some sleuthing, and went to hunt for the physical printed copy of Page A5 of the October 16, 2006 issue of Yangzhou Evening News, and what he found was the page on the right. Yep, that’s right, the page sent in by the editor had been FAKED. And while we’re wondering what sort of rigorous checks the Chinese Journalism Awards has in place, the next one takes the cake! [Full Text]