New York Times Reporter Resigns

New York Times business reporter Zachery Kouwe resigned Tuesday after an internal investigation uncovered multiple instances of plagiarism over the past year, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Kouwe’s resignation caps an episode that began late last week when The Wall Street Journal sent a letter to the Times calling attention to a number of similarities between a Feb. 5 article on the Journal’s Web site and articles that subsequently appeared in the online and print editions of the Times. After looking into the matter, the Times published an Editor’s Note in Monday’s paper stating Mr. Kouwe, who primarily wrote for the DealBook blog on nytimes.com, “appears to have improperly appropriated words and passages published by other news organizations,” including The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. The Times in the note promised to “take appropriate action consistent with our standards to protect the integrity of our journalism.” On Tuesday, the Times would not confirm Mr. Kouwe’s resignation

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