The Revolving Door of Plagiarism in Journalism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Apr 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Last month, Gawker reported that Mic news editor Jared Keller had plagiarized at least 20 passages in his writing for the online publication. Keller was quickly fired from his job and most agreed that his career in journalism was, most likely, over.

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[Newsletter] 10 Types of Plagiarism in Research

Posted by Jessica Gopalakrishnan on Apr 2, 2015 3:45:00 AM
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10 Types of Plagiarism and Attribution Issues

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As cases of plagiarism in academia and at scholarly journals rise, much discussion has centered on methods of preventing and detecting plagiarism and applying appropriate consequences. For universities, research organizations and scholarly publishers to formulate a truly comprehensive strategy for addressing and preventing plagiarism, a thorough understanding of the many shades of duplication is critical. This report includes:

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EXPANDING PLAGIARISM POLICIES FOR DOCTORAL THESES IN INDIA


The UGC's new regulations in India require universities that award MPhil/PhD degrees to begin “using well-developed software” to detect plagiarism, in an effort to curtail and avoid many of the academic plagiarism scandals that have plagued other nations. Kailash Balani provides insight into the decision and how iThenticate is playing an important role.

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Australian Columnist Tanveer Ahmed Fired for Plagiarism… Again

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Mar 19, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Earlier this month The Australian announced that it was firing psychiatrist and columnist Tanveer Ahmed after a Twitter user accused him of plagiarizing a paragraph from a recent column from the U.S.-based website Prospect.

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Plagiarism, Cover Letters and Ghostwriting

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Mar 12, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Alison Green at Ask a Manager, a site that offers tips, tricks and advice to job seekers, recently wrote about an unusual case of plagiarism.

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Mic News Editor Fired Over Plagiarism Allegations

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Feb 18, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Though we are in the early weeks of 2015, we already have our first major plagiarism scandal and termination in journalism.

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Two Journals Decline to Retract Papers with Copied Text

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In December 2013, the University of Kansas issued a public censure of Marios Sophocleous, a water researcher who retired from the school that year.

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Ben Carson Accused of Plagiarism in History Book

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 27, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Though the calendar may have just rolled over to 2015. We already have the first plagiarism controversy of the 2016 election.

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The Tide Turns on Political Plagiarism in Romania

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 20, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Back in June 2012, anonymous allegations were made that Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, had plagiarized more than half of his 2003 thesis on the International Criminal Court.

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ArXiv Provides Glimpse Into Geography of Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Jan 15, 2015 1:28:19 PM

ArXiv is best known as a large collection of preprint research articles, with over one million articles currently in its database.

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Top Plagiarism Scandals of 2014

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Dec 17, 2014 3:00:00 PM

As 2014 winds to a close, it’s become very clear that it will go down as a banner year for plagiarism across a wide range of fields.

Whether you’re a researcher, a politician, a journalist, an author or a celebrity, there was major plagiarism news in bigstock----New-Year-Digits-52222105your field.

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