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:  Technology, Best Practices




The Liability of Scientific Retractions

Posted by David Rothschild on Apr 6, 2010 7:30:00 AM

scientific research plagiarismScientific American recently published an article that discusses the effect that scientific retractions have on public opinion. 

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Tagged:  Scientific Technical Medical




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




New York Times Plagiarism – Nature or Nurture?

Posted by Robert Creutz on Mar 11, 2010 7:35:00 AM

nature vs nurture resized 600Are recent incidents of newspaper plagiarism examples of Nature, something that would ‘naturally’ occur due to the inadvertent duplication of content, or Nurture, where plagiarism is happening because of the publishing environment writers are placed in?

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Tagged:  Current Events




Preventing Plagiarism: A Seal of Approval for News Publishers

Posted by Robert Creutz on Mar 2, 2010 7:36:00 AM

seal of approval1 resized 600There has been a recent series of plagiarism incidents coming out of news publications, from within large organizations like the New York Times to smaller ones like the Daily Beast.  

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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:  Technology, Current Events




No Reputation is Immune to Plagiarism

Posted by David Rothschild on Feb 22, 2010 7:39:00 AM

new york times logo 300x297 150x150 resized 600The New York Times is considered America’s premiere news publication. The paper was established in 1851 and has consistently published some of the best work since its inception, including a large number of Pulitzer prize awarded pieces.  The Times has a reputation for journalistic integrity and an eye for detail.  The New York Times is also one of the largest papers in the world, publishing a large volume of content everyday both in print and online distribution formats. 

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Tagged:  Social Media, Current Events




Plagiarism Detection of the Future

Posted by Janett Perry on Feb 17, 2010 7:40:00 AM

1194467 shimmering lights 1 150x150 resized 600For the most part, accurate plagiarism detection is currently limited to text content.  iThenticate allows publishers, law firms, corporations and others to accurately scan massive databases for duplicate and plagiarized content. 

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Tagged:  Technology




Does Intent Matter with Plagiarism?

Posted by David Rothschild on Feb 9, 2010 7:42:00 AM

justice resized 600A recent case of plagiarism emerged from the Daily Beast online news site late last week.  Daily Beast author Gerald Posner admitted to copying several sentences from a piece in the Miami Herald. 

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Tagged:  Current Events, Best Practices