The way you demonstrate your trustworthiness to a major media company (credentials, qualifications, professionalism) is almost diametrically opposed to how you demonstrate credibility online (transparency, reputation, accessibility). Michael Barthel in Salon. Cut, paste, plagiarize  Everything on the Internet is stolen. So why does the Web delight so much in nailing a plagiarist in the MSM? (via […]

The way you demonstrate your trustworthiness to a major media company (credentials, qualifications, professionalism) is almost diametrically opposed to how you demonstrate credibility online (transparency, reputation, accessibility). Michael Barthel in Salon. Cut, paste, plagiarize  Everything on the Internet is stolen. So why does the Web delight so much in nailing a plagiarist in the MSM? (via […]

Hubris and Envy

lareviewofbooks: Robert Zaretzky with some historical perspective on the Lehrer affair: His book, haild by the critics, presents itself as a guide to human nature; it claims scientific rigor, yet is written for the non-specialist. And then, it is discovered that when he is not recycling old material, the author has simply invented new material, […]

Hubris and Envy

lareviewofbooks: Robert Zaretzky with some historical perspective on the Lehrer affair: His book, haild by the critics, presents itself as a guide to human nature; it claims scientific rigor, yet is written for the non-specialist. And then, it is discovered that when he is not recycling old material, the author has simply invented new material, […]

barthel: Cut, paste, plagiarize Me in Salon this week. The basic conflict here is that legacy media strictly forbids plagiarism, but, as Slacktory’s Nick Douglas put it in a recent post, everything on the Internet gets stolen. Writing is copy-and-pasted without attribution onto new websites, pictures are reposted with any credits, and all the world’s content […]

barthel: Cut, paste, plagiarize Me in Salon this week. The basic conflict here is that legacy media strictly forbids plagiarism, but, as Slacktory’s Nick Douglas put it in a recent post, everything on the Internet gets stolen. Writing is copy-and-pasted without attribution onto new websites, pictures are reposted with any credits, and all the world’s content […]