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Cowboy Photo Exhibition Essay Stolen, Canadian Fast Forward Magazine Admits Plagiarism, Unpublishes Art Review
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Cowboy Photo Exhibition Essay Stolen, Canadian Fast Forward Magazine Admits Plagiarism, Unpublishes Art Review
By: Sydney Smith
February 17, 2013 06:00 AM EST
 Sorry For $20K Payment to Jonah Lehrer says Knight Foundation
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Sorry For $20K Payment to Jonah Lehrer says Knight Foundation
By: Sydney Smith
February 15, 2013 07:00 AM EST
The Knight Foundation paid $20,000 for Jonah Lehrer to speak about his plagiarism and fabrication scandal earlier this week. As iMediaEthics has written, last summer Lehrer resigned from the New Yorker and was fired from...
Washington Post Suspends Another Reporter over Plagiarism? William Booth makes 6th Plagiarism/Attribution Case in 2 Years at WaPo?
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Washington Post Suspends Another Reporter over Plagiarism? William Booth makes 6th Plagiarism/Attribution Case in 2 Years at WaPo?
By: Sydney Smith
January 30, 2013 08:45 AM EST
After learning its Jan. 12 story on the Panama Canal contained plagiarism, The Washington Post apologized and reportedly suspended the reporter, William Booth, for three months.  Despite two separate anonymously-sourced...
Mike Tyson Sex Change Hoax, Part 2: SpyGhana Lifts without Credit Story, Later Unpublishes & Corrects
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Mike Tyson Sex Change Hoax, Part 2: SpyGhana Lifts without Credit Story, Later Unpublishes & Corrects
By: Sydney Smith
January 16, 2013 08:15 AM EST
The Standard was not the only media outlet to get tangled up in the Mike Tyson sex change story.  SpyGhana, which describes itself as "Ghana's leading general news and information destination online," also...
Plagiarism at Toronto Star Exposed, Chris Spence Quits School Board Job
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Plagiarism at Toronto Star Exposed, Chris Spence Quits School Board Job
By: Sydney Smith
January 12, 2013 05:00 AM EST
Is Stealing an Idea Plagiarism?
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Is Stealing an Idea Plagiarism?
By: Rhonda Roland Shearer
December 31, 2012 08:00 AM EST
Norman P. Lewis, assistant professor in journalism for University of Florida, writes about a lesser-known form of plagiarism in his paper, “Idea Plagiarism: Journalism’s Ultimate Heist.” Dr. Lewis...
2012: 10 Worst Plagiarism and Attribution Cases
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2012: 10 Worst Plagiarism and Attribution Cases
By: Sydney Smith
December 23, 2012 09:15 PM EST
10) Fox News Lifts Atlantic Wire Dolphin Story Fox News rewrote without credit an Atlantic Wire article on dolphins earlier this year. After the Atlantic Wire's John Hudson publicized the stolen story, Fox News added...
Mystery of the missing Sydney Morning Herald column: Plagiarist Apologizes
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Mystery of the missing Sydney Morning Herald column: Plagiarist Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
December 12, 2012 05:45 PM EST
Hartford Courant Reporter Resigns, Newspaper Apologizes after 'Similarities' to Other Outlets' Work
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Hartford Courant Reporter Resigns, Newspaper Apologizes after 'Similarities' to Other Outlets' Work
By: Sydney Smith
November 10, 2012 07:20 PM EST
Hartfort Courant reporter Hillary Federico resigned earlier this month after the newspaper found her articles had "strong similarities" to other outlets' work, according to an note by the Courant, which Mondo...
Penn State's Daily Collegian Reviewing Student Reporter's Work after Fake Sue Paterno Interview
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Penn State's Daily Collegian Reviewing Student Reporter's Work after Fake Sue Paterno Interview
By: Sydney Smith
October 07, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Daily Collegian, the student newspaper at Penn State University, apologized and suspended a student writer after he fabricated quotes to attribute to Sue Paterno, the wife of the late football coach Joe Paterno, for...
Iran News Agency: Sorry for Lifting Fake Story from the Onion on Obama, Ahmadinejad
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Iran News Agency: Sorry for Lifting Fake Story from the Onion on Obama, Ahmadinejad
By: Sydney Smith
October 02, 2012 06:00 AM EST
Iran's Fars News Agency lifted a fake story by The Onion and ran it as fact, CNN reported.  Fars News Agency describes itself as "Iran's leading independent news agency," but the New York Times...
Globe & Mail Reviewed 'A Body of Work from Recent Years'  by Margaret Wente
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Globe & Mail Reviewed 'A Body of Work from Recent Years' by Margaret Wente
By: Sydney Smith
September 27, 2012 02:20 PM EST
As we wrote earlier this week, the Globe and Mail put Margaret Wente under "disciplinary action" after attribution questions related to a 2009 column.  The newspaper also quoted its editor John Stackhouse as...
'Disciplinary Action' for Globe & Mail's Margaret Wente after Attribution, Plagiarism Questions
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'Disciplinary Action' for Globe & Mail's Margaret Wente after Attribution, Plagiarism Questions
By: Sydney Smith
September 25, 2012 05:50 PM EST
The Globe and Mail reported today that its columnist Margaret Wente is under undescribed "disciplinary action" following questions about her attribution and that the newspaper's public editor role will be...
Arizona's KPHO Reviewed Raquel Velasco's Work for Plagiarism, says ASU 'Alerted' Station
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Arizona's KPHO Reviewed Raquel Velasco's Work for Plagiarism, says ASU 'Alerted' Station
By: Sydney Smith
September 12, 2012 02:30 PM EST
As we've previously written, Arizona State University's student newspaper the State Press retracted articles by student writer Raquel Velasco because of plagiarism.  A few days later, Arizona...
Sydney Morning Herald Suspends Columnist after Plagiarism Accusations
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Sydney Morning Herald Suspends Columnist after Plagiarism Accusations
By: Sydney Smith
September 11, 2012 12:30 AM EST
The Sydney Morning Herald suspended columnist Tanveer Ahmed after Australia's ABC Media Watch accused Ahmed of plagiarism in at least seven articles from news outlets including The New York Times, the Australian...
Columbia University Student Newspaper Fires Reporter for Plagiarism
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Columbia University Student Newspaper Fires Reporter for Plagiarism
By: Sydney Smith
September 09, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Columbia Spectator fired reporter Jade Bonacolta for an article with "plagiarized content" from the New York Times and making up a quote.  The Spectator is Columbia University's student...
Plagiarize and be 'Dismissed' from School, Says Arizona State University 'Integrity Policy'
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Plagiarize and be 'Dismissed' from School, Says Arizona State University 'Integrity Policy'
By: Sydney Smith
September 07, 2012 05:30 AM EST
This month, Arizona State University's student newspaper the State Press apologized for plagiarism by one of its reporters, Raquel Velasco, and Arizona newspaper the East Valley Tribune apologized for plagiarism by an...
Arizona State Press Fires Reporter Raquel Velasco After Plagiarism, Retracts Articles
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Arizona State Press Fires Reporter Raquel Velasco After Plagiarism, Retracts Articles
By: Sydney Smith
September 06, 2012 04:00 AM EST
As we wrote yesterday, Arizona newspaper the East Valley Tribune told readersthat it had unpublished  "several articles" by an Arizona State University student intern who plagiarized.  While the Tribune...
Arizona Newspaper Apologizes, Unpublishes after Plagiarism by Intern
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Arizona Newspaper Apologizes, Unpublishes after Plagiarism by Intern
By: Sydney Smith
September 05, 2012 05:30 PM EST
The East Valley Tribune announced that it unpublished "several articles" by an unnamed intern who plagiarized.  According to the Tribune's note on the plagiarism, "the intern, a student at Arizona...
Wired Fires Jonah Lehrer, Review Finds Plagiarism, Fabrication, Self-Plagiarism, Uncorrected Errors
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Wired Fires Jonah Lehrer, Review Finds Plagiarism, Fabrication, Self-Plagiarism, Uncorrected Errors
By: Sydney Smith
September 01, 2012 02:45 PM EST
After reviewing a selection of Jonah Lehrer's articles for Wired.com, NYU journalism professor Charles Seife determined that Lehrer's work was filled with journalism ethics issues. "Lehrer plagiarized...
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