Time magazine and CNN said Thursday that they were reinstating journalist Fareed Zakaria after suspending him last week for plagiarism.
Time said in a statement that it believed Zakaria made an “unintentional error” in what was an “isolated incident” of plagiarism, after his Aug. 20 Time column on gun control took passages from an article in the New Yorker.
“We look forward to having Fareed’s thoughtful and important voice back in the magazine with his next column in the issue that comes out on Sept. 7,” Time said in a statement.
CNN said that after a thorough internal review of Zakaria’s work for his Sunday TV shows, blogs and documentaries, “we found nothing that merited continuing the suspension.”
“Zakaria has apologized for a journalistic lapse. CNN and Zakaria will work together to strengthen further the procedures for his show and blog,” said the cable news channel, adding that Zakaria’s public-
affairs program, “GPS,” will return Aug. 26.