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Student sportswriter fired for plagiarism

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Sunshine Scooter, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. http://media.www.lsureveille.com/media/storage/paper868/news/2007/07/12/Opinion/Daily.Reveille.Sports.Reporter.Dismissed.For.Plagiarizing.Fantasy.Baseball.Colum-2923071.shtml

    Reporter Jay Potter was dismissed from The Daily Reveille on Tuesday after we found evidence of plagiarism in his Friday column, " 'Salty' among several sweet fantasy prospects'."

    A reader notified us of the mistake, and we immediately removed his column from our Web site after finding he had plagiarized parts of his column word for word.

    We also notified the plagiarized writer and his company about the error.

    Journalism thrives on trust. The Daily Reveille has a commitment to honesty and accuracy to maintain the trust of our readers. A lack of trust undermines our credibility and destroys our integrity.

    Plagiarism has plagued journalism for years, creating lazy writers and a dubious public.

    It hurt the Wall Street Journal in 1999 when Monica Crowley plagiarized "The Day Nixon said Goodbye."

    It hurt the New York Times in 2003 when Jayson Blair plagiarized and created several articles.

    It hurt The Daily Reveille in 2006 when Sevetri Wilson plagiarized columns.

    But plagiarism hurts readers the most.

    We exist to serve our readers, giving them the news we think they both want and need. When we give you dishonest work, it is both embarrassing and hurtful.

    The Daily Reveille will continue to closely monitor our publication to avoid future errors.

    We apologize for the mistake and hope to regain our readership's trust.
  2. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Better for the journalism board?
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    You really are going for Mod, aren't you? :D
  4. Maybe so. Mods, please move if needed.
  5. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I haven't gotten in a fight with Boots, though.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hell, that makes you unique...
  7. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Is that a picture of Julie Chance, laying on the rock? Or is that an ad?

    Hell, I'd hit it.
  8. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Why is this on the board, period? Some college kid fucked up. What are we going to do, dance around a fire in ethical celebration?
  9. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    We have a good number of college kids who read and are members of this borad (sadly, I'm not one of them). It's a good teaching tool and I see nothing wrong with it being posted, but no fires are needed.
  10. Of all the things to plagiarise, a fantasy column? It's pretty sad.

    I think that photo is of the editor in chief. Very nice.
  11. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    She is cute. Wish the photo was closer up.
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Jesus f christ - can you pervs keep it out of the gutter on a fairly serious thread at least?
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