(WASHINGTON POST) -- The Washington Post has dismissed a reporter for inadequately attributing material and closely parroting sentences from other publications in articles based on outside news sources.
The reporter, Marwa Eltagouri, 26, was let go last week before completing the newsroom's mandatory nine-month probationary period for new employees.
The Post's editors found that she used without proper attribution reporting by at least a dozen other news organizations in articles she wrote since being hired in October. The sources included the New York Times, the Sacramento Bee, CNN, the Orlando Sentinel, the Oregonian, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and the McDonough County Voice, a daily paper based in Macomb, Illinois.
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