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Lakers print reporter claims ESPN anchor stole story

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dcdream, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. dcdream

    dcdream Member

    http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/espn-anchor-plagiarizes-lakers-reporters-story-29376
     
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Reading a lead verbatim?

    Sheer balls.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Two questions:

    1. Would it really be the anchor doing the stealing? Aren't the scripts written for them?

    2. Isn't this pretty damn common? You can hear the newspaper rustling when they are doing news and sports on the radio.
     
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Anchors largely write their own stuff.

    Big difference between local station with no other way to get information and ESPN, Ace.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm not excusing it.

    It's a cliche feature lede. Seems like an odd one to steal. Maybe the guy thought it was eminent domain or something.
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It was word for word. No excuse at all.
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, there's no way to spin this one. He flat-out stole it.
     
  8. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    I'm amazed that people think they can cut and paste these days and get away with it. How can you think someone in your audience won't notice? It's lazy, it's wrong, but it's also just naive on a ridiculous level.
     
  9. CRR13

    CRR13 Member

    It's ESPN. That's all you need to know.
     
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I'm amazed that people think they can cut and paste these days and get away with it. How can you think someone in your audience won't notice? It's lazy, it's wrong, but it's also just naive on a ridiculous level.
     
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Not surprising. Couple of weeks ago some TV-type started pumping me for sources on a story we'd run a day before. Got blown off, quickly ... unless I get your pay for a day.
     
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Why on earth would a thread about ESPN anchors be under the journalism board?
     
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