The paper tends to depict how unverified or unattributed news affect people, society and the country. In general, reports are published or broadcast maintaining accuracy. But sometimes even some frontline media of Bangladesh publish or broadcast reports without verification of sources. The study reveals that lots of news on three issues was published in some prominent mainstream media without authentication of sources. In some cases, the media relied on Facebook and other social portals. In other cases, the analysis found some media only plagiarized and published or broadcast news from other media without verification of sources. In the first case study, the research found several TV channels and other online news portals just put their ears into rumors to publish the news. In the second case study, it found a prominent newspaper published a news in its online version translating from another reputed English daily without understanding the connotation and the other popular news portals mere plagiarized and published the news. And in the last case study a prominent TV channel and other media merely resorted to social media and rumor to publish the news.
Keywords: Accuracy, media ethics, news, objectivity, plagiarism