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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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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Power Dynamics in Plagiarism

Posted by Jonathan Bailey on Dec 4, 2014 3:44:11 PM

In November, the case of University of Regina professor Shahid Azam became a national story and the subject of multiple articles on the CBC and elsewhere.

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