Plagiarism

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  • Ethics

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    Jonah Lehrer remembers the moment his career was shattered

    Jonah Lehrer was about to go on stage before 1,000 people in the summer of 2012 when he got the news: Another writer just discovered that he put made-up quotes from Bob Dylan in his book.

    "I’d been a lifelong Dylan fan, and I’d been familiar with the proximate versions of what he’d said," Lehrer said of getting the call backstage before a St. Louis appearance. "So I put in those approximations to make it sound better, as if I’d actually done my homework. And then I forgot they were there."

  • Tips/Training

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    4 guidelines for aggregating news content

    Media consumers are bombarded with information from an ever-growing range of sources. Many journalists and news sites act as curators, collecting and sorting information for their audience. You add credibility--and avoid the appearance of plagiarism--when you are transparent about the sources of your information.

    Here are some guidelines for avoiding plagiarism when you are aggregating content.

  • Tips/Training

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    4 guidelines to avoid plagiarizing

    Poynter has just launched a new course about avoiding plagiarism and fabrication, created by Geanne Belton in a collaboration with Baruch College. Thanks to the generous support of the Harnisch Foundation, this course is free of charge on Poynter's online training platform, News University. Today's Coffee Break Course is courtesy of this new teaching.

  • Ethics

    Article

    NY Daily News editor: 'I accept 100% of the blame'

    Jotham Sederstrom, the editor who was fired from the New York Daily News for removing attribution from columns written by senior justice writer Shaun King, publicly apologized this morning.

    Sederstrom called the deletions an accident in a post on Medium, citing a frenetic newsroom pace, sloppy editing and technical glitch, the error:

  • Ethics

    Article

    New York Daily News fires editor for deleting attribution

    The New York Daily News on Tuesday fired an editor after unearthing a pattern of deletions that made it appear as if a columnist had plagiarized work from multiple news outlets.

    In an unusual episode in the annals of journalism controversy, Daily News editor Jim Rich announced the firing of the unnamed editor for serial attribution-removal after a brief plagiarism controversy engulfed senior justice writer Shaun King.

  • Article

    Providence Journal denies accusations of plagiarism

    The Providence Journal has denied allegations made by a local news site that it cribbed language from area TV station WPRI, telling Poynter the paper has a news partnership that allows it to share content with the station.

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