Friday, April 23, 2004
After months of poring over the oeuvre of former USA Today reporter Jack Kelley, the paper this week revealed the extent of Kelley's fabrications and plagiarisms, and the institutional weaknesses that enabled him over the years. Not a day had passed before upper editorial heads were rolling. USA Today editor Karen Jurgensen and managing editor for news Hal Ritter abruptly resigned. Executive Editor Brian Gallagher announced that he too will step down as soon as a replacement is found. Bob talks to USA Today reporter Mark Memmott, who was once one of Kelley's editors.