The New York Times business reporter accused of plagiarizing from several news sources including The Wall Street Journal and Reuters has resigned.
Zachery Kouwe officially left the Times after he was suspended by the paper on Tuesday. Last week Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson complained that Kouwe lifted passages from the Journal. On Monday, the Gray Lady published an editor’s note about the situation.
In an interview with New York Observer media reporter John Koblin, Kouwe said: “I was as surprised as anyone that this was occurring. I write essentially 7,000 words every week for the blog and for the paper and all that stuff. As soon as I saw, I guess, like six examples, I said to myself, ‘Man what an idiot. What I was thinking?'”
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