CBS Producer Fired: Couric Calls It A “Very Unfortunate Incident”

By Brian 

> UPDATE: 1:33pm: An e-mailer rightly asks: “Why is someone ‘clearly inexperienced about the tenets of basic journalism’ writing copy for the anchor of the CBS Evening News???”

In the Chicago Tribune, Katie Couric speaks for the first time about the Notebook plagiarism incident:

“I’ll usually edit it or I’ll say I don’t feel comfortable with this or I don’t like the way this ends. So this was a very unfortunate incident because the person who did this is a lovely person, but clearly inexperienced about the tenets of basic journalism.”

Sean McManus is vowing reforms…