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He called it ‘accidental plagiarism’


Gerald Posner’s resignation from The Daily Beast offers a good lesson about plagiarism. What happens when a journalist has LOTS and LOTS of notes and a tight deadline? Is it possible to forget which words are someone else’s and which are yours?

More details and links about this appear on “A lesson in ‘accidental plagiarism'” on the Center for Scholastic Journalism blog. It’s a teachable moment for sure.

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