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June 21, 2006 at 3:41 PM

Journalists sparring over another Gates story

There’s a minor dustup over similarities between the current BusinessWeek cover and headline and a remarkably similar treatment by the Seattle Weekly last July.

After the Weekly’s protest was flagged at Romenesko — the Slashdot for journalists — BusinessWeek’s editor cleared it up with this note.

It has to double BusinessWeek’s pain, after going to press with a big story on Gates’ philanthropy just before his big announcement. The story was otherwise timed perfectly — it outlines one of the biggest challenges that Gates is taking on, education reform, and examines his mixed results so far in this area.

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