CNN Reinstates Journalist; Company Calls Plagiarism an ‘Isolated Incident’

Aug 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Journalist and commentator Fareed Zakaria was reinstated at CNN and Time magazine, with a Time spokeswoman saying his copying a New Yorker article for a recent column in the magazine was an "isolated incident," The New York Times’ Media Decoder reports.

As previously reported, Zakaria, 48, was suspended last Friday after he apologized for plagiarizing a New Yorker article about gun control.

"We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria’s columns for Time, and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which he has apologized,” the Time spokeswoman said. Zakaria will return to Time magazine with a column in its Sept. 7 issue.

Zakaria will return to CNN Aug. 26.

Both CNN and Time are owned by Time Warner.

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