Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jay Hathaway suspended over plagiarism charge

Gawker blogger Jay Hathaway was suspended for one week, after it was alleged his post about a Florida "porn diva" had copied the structure from a Miami New Times article.

In the post last week, Hathaway gave attribution to both the Miami Herald and the Daily Dot, but not to the Miami New Times.

What's impressive is that Hathaway actually made the effort to read three different news sources. Manufacturing a Gawker post usually means taking a 350-word AP article, trimming it to 150 words, and inserting a snarky headline.  But actually using three sources?  Damn.  

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