Honolulu Star-Bulletin Fires Veteran Reporter for Plagiarism After Investigation by Wikipedia.org and Hawaii Reporter


”’Honolulu Star-Bulletin”’ Editor Frank Bridgewater said today in a nearly 200-word front-page letter to readers on Friday, the 13th of January, that he had fired veteran entertainment reporter Tim Ryan following an investigation into his stories over the last several years. Ryan has been employed with the ”’Honolulu Star-Bulletin”’ since 1984.

Though Bridgewater does not acknowledge this in the letter, the internal investigation was prompted by two reports in ”’Wikipedia.org”’ and ”’Hawaii Reporter”’, which documented that Ryan seemed to have lifted large sections of national stories — directly and without attribution — for his local reports.

Bridgewater admits only to Ryan