Tag: plagiarism

by Fannie Cohen

We’re back! After our summer hiatus, the Mediatwits podcast is back in action, this week discussing how far plagiarism charges can go. Does it constitute stealing when someone rewrites a line from Wikipedia? In the case of Benny Johnson at BuzzFeed, an online outcry led to his firing when 41 instances of plagiarism were revealed. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Times issues editors’ note in response to plagiarism charge involving Wikipedia (Ravi Somaiya / The New York Times) 2. News Corp considers app-based news service to attract ‘millennials’ (Roy Greenslade / The Guardian) 3. Sources say Vocativ software for generating news stories from the web doesn’t deliver (Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch say surveillance programs hurt news coverage (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines” (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. HBO pushes web expansion as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Did Nate Thayer plagiarize the article The Atlantic wanted for free? (NYmag) 2. Facebook is making the world’s ‘best personalized newspaper’ (BusinessInsider) 3. The newsonomics of ‘why pay walls now?’ (Nieman) 4. 8 essential apps for SXSWi attendees (Mashable) 5. Former Wired Digital Editor heads to Obvious Corp. (AllThingsD) Subscribe to Daily Must Reads […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on journalism education 1. Evaluating Plagiarism: Part I & Part 2 (Best Colleges Online) 2. Four ways journalism educators are using Storify as a teaching tool (Poynter) 3. Ricky Bordelon: Social media in the classroom has some benefits, many drawbacks (The Ram) 4. Journalist’s Resource attempts to make academic research more user-friendly for journalists (Nieman Journalism Lab) 5. University of […] more »

by Craig Silverman

Six years ago, in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times, Peter Bhatia, then the president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, gave a provocative speech at the organization’s 2004 conference. “One way to define the past ASNE year is to say it began with Jayson Blair and ended […] more »