The Gazette, the English language daily in Montreal, today announced in a note to readers that due to repeated instances of plagiarism it will no longer publish the freelance soccer column written by Paul Carbray, a former copy editor at the paper.
The note, which is signed by the paper’s executive and managing editors, said the paper learned that a recent “column submitted for publication used material from another source without attribution.” From there, the paper did the right thing and examined Carbray’s previous work:
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A check of columns we published over the previous two months turned up two other cases where, again, extended passages were taken from articles and blogs that had been published online by other media outlets. The passages were repeated in the Gazette columns with very minor changes and no attribution.