July 23, 2013

Plagiarism at the Central Connecticut Post

The Central Connecticut Post today has a "Staff" story that bears an uncanny resemblance -- well, more accurately, it appears to be an exact copy -- of a piece about ESPN that was published Monday by Mediabistro's TVNewser. I may be old-fashioned, but in my day that was considered plagiarism and anybody who did it was drummed out of the profession.
The new online paper claims it has a mission "to report news differently than you are used to seeing. We've replaced the boredom of the old newspaper websites with one that is simple,  to the point,  and user friendly."
I guess it is reporting news differently than we're used to seeing. Copy and paste isn't really reporting, though. It's theft. 

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