Time magazine and CNN both announced today that they will continue to employ Fareed Zakaria, following temporary suspensions after he admitted to plagiarizing a paragraph from The New Yorker for a recent Time magazine column.
“We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria’s columns for Time, and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which he has apologized,” Time’s statement read. “We look forward to having Fareed’s thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on Sept. 7.”
“CNN has completed its internal review of Fareed Zakaria’s work for CNN, including a look back at his Sunday programs, documentaries, and CNN.com blogs. The process was rigorous. We found nothing that merited continuing the suspension,” read the CNN statement, which was released a few hours later.
“Zakaria has apologized for a journalistic lapse,” it went on. “CNN and Zakaria will work together to strengthen further the procedures for his show and blog.”
“Fareed Zakaria’s quality journalism, insightful mind and thoughtful voice meaningfully contribute to the dialogue on global and political issues. His public affairs program GPS will return on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. ET on CNN/US and 8 a.m. ET on CNN/International.”