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Former president of North Dakota Newspaper Association busted for plagiarism

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Ooops. Long career goes down in flames as he's accused of plagiarizing other writers since 1995.

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/231606/
     
  2. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    why couldn't this have been the fate of my former publisher? he got caught red-handed plagiarizing a fw star-telegram columnist and suffered no real consequences.
     
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Good week for journalism in North Dakota.
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Jon Flatland. He pretty much has to work in North Dakota or Minnesota.
     
  5. What finally tipped them off was his glowing review of the Grand Forks IHOP.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Flatland was the second person I had an interview with for my first full-time job in the business.

    http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/regret-the-error/165859/jon-flatland-columnist-and-former-newspaper-owner-exposed-as-serial-plagiarist/
     
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    He plagarized his daughter's name from every cheerleading roster ever.
     
  8. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    You win!
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I would think plagiarizing humor writers is about the easiest way to get busted.
     
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    That's funny. Can I use that?
     
  11. Go ahead. They'll never find out.
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Well, it sounds like at least his daughter loves him.
     
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