On Friday, CNN announced that it had fired one of its news editors for "multiple instances of plagiarism" in at least 50 articles on the news organization's site. Marie-Louise Gumuchian covered international news for CNN, including recent stories on the Ukraine crisis. She worked out of CNN's London bureau.
In an Editor's Note, CNN explained how they discovered the 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An unpublished story flagged last week during our editing process led to an internal investigation that uncovered other examples in about 50 published stories, and our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.