Well, this is awkward. Time to update the CNN employee handbook?
This morning, CNN posted an editor’s note revealing that the network had fired London bureau news editor Marie-Louise Gumuchian after discovering that she had committed “multiple instances of plagiarism.”
An unpublished story flagged last week during our editing process led to an internal investigation that uncovered other examples in about 50 published stories, and our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.
Yeah, good on CNN for taking action, though some important questions still remain:
Inquiring minds want to know.
Meanwhile, Gumuchian may feel pretty rotten right now, but all is not lost for her. There’s a light at the end of this tunnel:
There you go!
Editor’s note: Thanks to @LadyOnTheRight1 for catching a missing word in the last paragraph. It has been corrected.