Plagiarism and the state of West Virginia journalism
Page 3 of the “Region” section in this weekend's Wheeling News-Register brings us an op-ed by Republican Delegate Mick Bates of Raleigh County:
W.Va. Deserves Commitment to Energy Independence
As I read the article, it seemed familiar, but I wasn’t sure why. Given the numerous examples of Ogden’s recycling, I . . .
From this weekend’s Wheeling News-Register editorial: “Plagiarism is plagiarism, whether you’re a student or a college president.” What about newspapers?
Before it demands accountability from West Liberty University, shouldn’t Ogden get its own house in order first?
Some examples of plagiarism by Wheeling papers
Recently, in editorials
In the last month, the Wheeling Intelligencer printed two plagiarized editorials. Most recently, on October 4, the Intelligencer published an editorial on Ohio’s prisons. Over half of the editorial is word-for-word from an AP news report. (See here). On . . .
Business as usual
Another week, another plagiarism
Yes, it is another Wheeling Intelligencer plagiarism. Today’s editorial, “Fix Ohio’s Prison System,” most likely came from one of Ogden’s Ohio papers where it was stolen from an Associated Press reporter. Here is the first five paragraphs of a report by the AP’s Farnoush Amiri on September 15. I have highlighted in bold what today’s . . .
Reading the morning paper
Plagiarism, "national fixations," and big pictures
On today's opinion page of the Wheeling Intelligencer was another Ohio editorial, and so I decided to look for the original. As I usually do, I typed into a search engine a word-for-word sentence from the editorial. The results did not list any Ogden publications. (As I've previously noted, that's not unusual . . .
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History, plagiarism, aliens, grenade launchers, and Hillary
Some tweets you may find interesting on a late Spring day
None dare call it plagiarism
Okay, let's just call it an interesting parphrase of Neville Chamberlain. Historian Jack Pitney on yesterday's address by the president at West Point:
Trump: "It is not the duty of our military to solve ancient conflicts in faraway lands, that no one has ever heard of." His writers plagiarized . . .
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“Finding Contentment” by plagiarizing
Today's Wheeling papers recycle an old plagiarized column from last October
Today’s editions of our Wheeling “newspapers” include another column from West Virginia University’s Carrie White. The column, “Finding Contentment,” can be found on page 5 of both papers.
Since I discovered plagiarism in two columns by White last year (see here and here), I decided to do a quick search. It didn’t take long to . . .
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Plain and simple plagiarism
Yet another reason to call the Wheeling Intelligencer a “newspaper”
Yesterday, the Washington Post released the Vatican report on former Bishop Michael J. Bransfield. (See next post down.) This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer covered some of the findings of the document in a front-page article attributed to "staff reports." Much of the article quotes directly from the report – that makes sense . . .
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