Panel dismisses case against college editor who told readers about plagiarism

Cavalier Daily

Editors at the University of Virginia's Cavalier Daily got into trouble with the school's Honor Committee for writing about a plagiarist on their staff and reporting that the case was turned over to the committee. Editor-in-chief Jason Ally -- accused of violating the committee's confidentiality rules -- was "put on trial" Tuesday night. The University Judiciary Committee eventually decided it didn't have jurisdiction to rule in the case. “The ruling itself showed that there are some areas where student government does not have jurisdiction over student press,” says the editor. “I’ll be the first to acknowledge that it is not a blank slate for student press to do whatever it sees fit without any sort of accountability. How that does interplay with student government is still a little unclear.” | Cavalier Daily editorial: We're relieved our editor-in-chief was exonerated, but...

> NC State columnist plagiarized columns from across the country

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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