Am I the only person who thinks AP picking up stories from small papers without attribution or contribution credit is plagiarizing? AP picked up a few of my stories and one time they legit pissed me off with the amount they pulled from a story of mine. It was a story about a heat-related death. I had the last laugh when the family told the AP reporter they wouldn’t talk to her anymore because they wanted to talk to me.
What we’re doing about an episode of plagiarism.
I think this would be great to share with students about why they need to not plagiarize. Students need to see the tangible consequences.
What a perfect lesson plan.
As someone who was legitimately plagiarized (in my former life as a reporter by a reporter from a larger paper), I can tell you that they should also be apologizing to the people whose ideas and words he stole.
But yes, since the kids likely know buzzfeed, this would be a great lesson plan to show plagiarism in action since it’s usually an abstract concept to them.