This weekend in the Washington Post, there was an interesting article in the Outlook section written by a reporter named Ian Shapira who had written a story that he claims was essentially re-packaged by Gawker and published entitled "How Gawker Ripped Off My Story and Why it's Destroying Journalism". In it, the author describes his growing indignation that a story he researched and wrote was then taken by Gawker who felt it was ok to "re-write and re-publish, cherry-pick for the funniest quotes, sell ads against it…" without much attribution back to the Post. The article effectively calls into question who owns what these days?
About the AuthorMy name is Mark Senak. I’m a lawyer and I work at the international communications firm FleishmanHillard in New York. For the past several years, I have been consulting with pharmaceutical and biologic companies that are engaged in the process of bringing new drugs to market. I have also worked extensively with an array of medical societies and patient organizations providing strategic communications counsel and media training.
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