Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Employee of NBC partner (possibly) fired for leaking news of Russert’s death on Wikipedia

There are some conflicting reports here, but the current story is that an employee of NBC partner Internet Broadcasting Services (IBS) updated Russert’s Wikipedia page before the official announcement of his collapse, adding his date of death and changing verb forms to the past tense. When this was discovered, someone at the same company reverted the changes. The NYT has reported that the employee was subsequently fired, although this last point is in dispute.

via Silicon Alley Insider

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