Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Daily Writer Commits Plagiarism

According to an Editor's Note in today's paper, an Arts Writer committed some serious copy-and-paste style plagiarism. Given this now-ironic entry, our previous plagiarism discussions, and the fact that the Daily is all over the fishbowl, I figured this was relevant to this site.

The Daily's editor's note (figured this would be more legible than a scan)

I did some googling. Here's what I came up with.

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Devika Daga

Plagiarism is bringing the world to an end.

Congrats Devika: You just got yourself fired and made the Daily look stupid. I don't know how you figured you could plagiarize four out of your seven articles (according to a search on the Daily website) and make it out unscathed.

Edit (3/26/07): See also this editor's note. Daga also plagiarized in four other articles. In other words, it seems that every article she wrote had plagiarism in it.

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Anonymous dana khan said...

What's kind of interesting is that Daily staff didn't catch it initially. Someone reading the Of Montreal review online did. And then there was this huge ordeal in which every Daily higher-up had to attend to fire her and my friend Gabe was pissed because he had to miss 24.

That Of Montreal album sucks, by the way.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Joel said...

Man, Of Montreal rules!

But what I came here to say was: what a tool. How hard is it to just write a record review rather than steal one? It's an opinion piece! For someone to think they won't get caught as well - that's just asinine. Oh well, enjoy your failed reporting career.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Thanks for the comment on Campus Byline. I added the link to your site to the post.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Frogstar said...

what more can we expect from the Daily?

7:13 PM  
Blogger Eben said...

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11:11 PM  
Anonymous goblue said...

Yeah, I mean, to me it seems it's just this girl's (really) stupid mistake and you can't really fault the Daily.

11:30 PM  

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