Plagiarism Misquote

Posted by Janett Perry on Jun 16, 2010 2:38:00 PM
plagiarism quote 150x150 resized 600An old quote from Wilson Mizner seems to be gaining some steam on the internet recently:

“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”

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Tagged:  Best Practices




Citizen Journalism and Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Jun 8, 2010 2:40:00 PM

497288 photographer 1 150x150 resized 600Citizen Journalism is a phenomenon of the digital age.

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Tagged:  Social Media




Film Critic Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Jun 3, 2010 2:42:00 PM

film critics1 resized 600There recently was an online plagiarism fiasco that involved a YouTube movie reviewer ripping off a number of film reviews straight from the website JoBlo.com.  

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Tagged:  Current Events, Social Media




Publishing Original Content Remains Relevant

Posted by Janett Perry on May 11, 2010 2:48:00 PM

lotr book page resized 600Kent Anderson of the Scholarly Kitchen recently wrote a post that discusses the changing notion of online content quality.  

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Tagged:  Resources




Publishing: Recovering from Bad Press

Posted by Janett Perry on Apr 27, 2010 7:23:00 AM

136410 reading newspaper 150x150 resized 600Although most journalists and publications are committed to presenting an unbiased opinion of the news, some make their name by dragging companies and individuals through the dirt.  

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Plagiarism Research Suggests Prevention is Better

Posted by Janett Perry on Apr 20, 2010 7:24:00 AM

Many of the current solutions aimed towards scientific misconduct (plagiarism in particular) revolve around what to do post-publication. Dr. Malhar N. Kumar, a researcher out of Bangalore, suggests that this current model is ineffective.

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Tagged:  Scientific Technical Medical




Fact Checking for Book Publishers

Posted by Janett Perry on Apr 13, 2010 7:28:00 AM
494277 old books1 150x150 resized 600Full length book publishing is a field in transition.  As e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad sky-rocket in popularity, traditional novel publishers are rapidly searching for ways to conform their editorial processes to a digital age.

Some of the new questions and concerns associated with digital publishing:  

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Tagged:  Best Practices, Technology




Law Firm Plagiarism

Posted by Janett Perry on Mar 31, 2010 7:32:00 AM

952313 gavel 150x150 resized 600International law firm Ropes and Gray is currently facing a $82.5 million plagiarism law suit, filed by their former client Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 

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Tagged:  Current Events, Legal




Online News Up, Editorial Process Down

Posted by Janett Perry on Mar 23, 2010 7:33:00 AM
news up edit down resized 600The Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism recently revealed its ‘State of the News Media Industry 2010‘ report, which details the various trends in American journalism.

One of the continued trends from previous years was the decline of traditional print circulation:  

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Tagged:  Current Events




Posner: True Value of Plagiarism Detection Software

Posted by Janett Perry on Feb 24, 2010 7:38:00 AM

WalkDontWalk 150x150 resized 600In a February 10 blog, Gerald Posner did his best to explain an onslaught of plagiarism accusations, and his subsequent resignation from The Daily Beast. 

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Tagged:  Current Events, Technology