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USA Today swipes graphic from Scott Bateman

Scott Bateman’s infographic on the recent cold spell that he posted on his Tumblr site last Friday ended up in USA Today yesterday – kind of. The infographic that ran in USA Today was cleaned up (language), but essentially left intact (see below).

The incident was reported by Jim Romensko. USA Today’s editor-in-chief David Callaway apologized to Scott and assured that he was addressing the issue to make sure Scott receives the proper credit and the lapses inside the paper were addressed.

Community Comments

#1 Mike Lester
@ 2:52 pm

#2 Gerry Mooney
@ 8:33 am

An apology and credit??! Shouldn’t there be some money involved? If I had ever read USA Today I would boycott it.

#3 Darrin Bell
@ 12:45 am

They should’ve apologized by subscribing to Scott’s work and including back-pay in his first check.

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