The Indian-born American journalist Fareed Zakaria apologized on Friday for plagiarizing parts of a column on gun control in the Aug. 20 issue of Time magazine, Christine Haughney reported on the New York Times blog Media Decoder.
Time, where Mr. Zakaria is editor at large, and CNN, where he hosts a weekly program on international affairs, said they were suspending him.
“Media reporters have pointed out that paragraphs in my Time column this week bear close similarities to paragraphs in Jill Lepore’s essay in the April 23 issue of The New Yorker,’’ Mr. Zakaria, 48, said in a statement released Friday. “They are right. I made a terrible mistake. It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault. I apologize unreservedly to her, to my editors at Time, and to my readers.”