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Jun 10, 2014

Media briefs: Coco Roco saga… Carey sticks around… News v Mail …

Is the Mail Online stealing News Corp's stories? And other media tidbits of the day...

News Corp goes after Mail Online. News Corp has served a legal letter to the Daily Mail Australia’s legal team after accusing the British tabloid implant of plagiarising its content. The key victims, News Corp claims, are its tabloids, including the Daily Telegraph, according to this report in sister publication The Australian.

Daily Tele editor Paul Whittaker says the Mail set up in Australia and hired young, inexperienced reporters who relied on the “legwork and dedication” of “real reporters” from News and failed to break their own stories. “They might acknowledge the source of a story on occasion, but that does not give them carte blanche to take reams of our ­reporting,’” Whittaker said. Adding insult to injury, he continued, the Mail’s content was free, while News Corp’s was paywalled.

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  1. klewso

    “Real reporters from News” – there’s few head of oxy morons – they’d never plagiarise either?

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