‘Honolulu Star-Bulletin’ Fires Reporter for Plagiarism

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By: E&P Staff

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin has fired entertainment reporter Tim Ryan following an investigation into several stories he wrote during the past few years. “The stories contained phrases or sentences that appeared elsewhere before being included, un-attributed, in stories that ran in the Star-Bulletin,” the paper’s editor, Frank Bridgewater, revealed today. “The stories did not include inaccurate information or any fabrications.

Ryan had been at the Star-Bulletin since 1984. He wrote the stories for the features department.

The six stories, including interviews with Paul Sorvino and Chris Isaak, ran from 2001 to the latest, about an Aloha Airlines documentary, which came out on Dec. 22, 2005.

“The Star-Bulletin takes very seriously any allegations of journalistic misconduct,” Bridgewater added. “We know that the integrity of the newspaper is paramount, and we will do whatever is necessary to uphold it.”

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