Washington Post Suspends Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Horwitz Over Plagiarism

The Washington Post said it suspended Pulitzer Prize-winner Sari Horwitz because she copied material from the Arizona Republic newspaper.

Horwitz, who won a Pulitzer with colleague Scott Higham in 2002 and was part of two Pulitzer-winning teams from the Post in 1998 and 2007, joined the Post in 1984, and issued an apology over what she said was “using another newspaper’s work as if it were my own,” adding that she accepted the punishment.

Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli said a review of Horwitz’s work had not revealed any other examples of plagiarism. The Post issued an apology to its readers on its website on Wednesday and will repeat it in the print edition today.

Post executives determined that Horwitz had used paragraphs from the Republic over the investigation into Jared Lee Loughner, accused of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Tucson in January.

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