College newspaper fires editor who it says plagiarized 'from at least 22 sources'

The Criterion


The Criterion of Colorado Mesa University fired its online editor "after learning that as many as 16 of the opinion pieces she has written since October 2012 contain content plagiarized from at least 22 sources," the paper writes in an unbylined piece that doesn't name the editor.

"So far, The Criterion’s editorial staff has determined that the former Online Editor plagiarized content from Alternet, The Associated Press, Backlash.com, The Chicago Reader, CollegeNews.com, E! Online, Jezebel.com, The National Post, The New York Daily News,The New York Post, the web portal Philly.com, Scene-Stealers.com, Slate, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post," the post says.

The post says The Criterion will "divulge any and all pertinent information as it comes to light" and asks anyone aware of additional plagiarism to contact Editor-in-Chief Levi Meyer.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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