"Many people from Vice have been taking issue with the book", Abramson said on Fox News.
The second account came from journalist Ian Frisch, who had previously reported about Vice for his personal website in 2014. "I checked the end notes of Abramson's book and couldn't find any reference to my post (no footnotes appear in the body text, at least not in the Kindle version)", he wrote. It's called "Merchants Of Truth: The Business Of News And The Fight For The Facts".
That's Jill Abramson talking about her new book "Merchants Of Truth" with our colleague Michel Martin.
Needless to say, media Twitter had a field day with this Abramson anecdote, which writer Anthony Breznican described as "breathtakingly bad journalistic advice".
Abramson, 64, who served for nearly three years as the paper's first female editor until being fired in 2014, was regarded by many as one of America's leading journalists and her book was billed as a "definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade".
But later that night, she wrote on Twitter that she would be reviewing the "passages in question".
"I've been shown that small snippets of my story have been credited in the endnotes, but the endnotes do not go into the depth of how much this section about Thomas relied on my article", Frisch later wrote on Twitter. "I think they don't like the portrayal of Vice, although I think it's a very balanced portrayal".
"My book has 70 pages of footnotes and 100 source citations in the Vice chapters alone, including The New Yorker, the Columbia Journalism Review, The Ryerson Review of Journalism and a masters" thesis, the sources from which Mr. Moynihan says I plagiarized".
Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Merchants of Truth, released a statement saying Abramson's book was "exhaustively researched and meticulously sourced".
He said that there were "plenty more" examples of "enormous factual errors, other cribbed passages, single or unsourced claims", the Washington Post reported.
"The problem here is that though I did cite these publications and try to credit everybody perfectly, I fell short", she said.
One passage describing Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes is an nearly word-for-word duplication of something Weeks wrote in 2005 for the Ryerson Review of Journalism, a twice-annual publication by the Toronto university's final-year journalism students.
Nicolle Weeks, the digital publisher for Rogers Media, says parts of her work for the Ryerson Review of Journalism were lifted nearly verbatim without attribution by Abramson.
"If upon further examination changes or attributions are deemed necessary we stand ready to work with the author in making those revisions", the publisher added.
Merchants of Truth looks at how journalism has changed over the last decade. The Post reached out to New York Magazine for comment, but has not heard back.