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Media: Associated Press "Clarifies" Its Chicago Story

On Friday, AP "clarified" its October 11 story about Brizard's departure as head of Chicago schools, noting that it should have attributed quotes to the Chicago Sun Times:

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Clarification: Chicago Public Schools-Brizard story Associated Press, Published: October 13:  In a story Oct. 11 about the Chicago Public Schools chief stepping down, The Associated Press should have attributed statements by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the Chicago Sun-Times, which first reported the resignation. The newspaper quoted Emanuel saying that Jean-Claude Brizard’s resignation was by “mutual agreement” and that the two had spoken about it in “two to three separate conversations.”

As I've told you before, news outlets hate crediting each other or even acknowledging the existence of each other to readers. Though the circumstances are a bit different here since the Sun Times is an AP member.  The AP story is below.


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