The station immediately removed the article and apologized to the Grio contributor.
Grio Columnist Makes Plagiarism Accusation; Howard U. Radio Station Apologizes
A controversy between the Grio, NBCUniversal’s black-oriented website, and WHUR-FM, Howard University’s commercial radio station, was brewing Monday, closely watched on social media.
On Tuesday, WHUR General Manager Jim Watkins issued an apology, telling the Grio writer that the station has “moved aggressively to address your concerns.”
“Last week, I wrote about the Fire and Fainting Challenge that is all the rave with some of the teens of America now for my column at The Grio,” wrote Luvvie Ajayi, a Grio contributor who describes herself as “a serial ranter and blogger.” “I posted my week’s writing recap here and this morning, someone commented telling me they searched for the fainting game on Google and ran across an article that sounded really close to mine.
“I click the link and end up on WHUR FM’s website and I read it with fumes coming out my ears. I was at home like this:
Source: The Root | RICHARD PRINCE