You must always cite your sources

11 Aug

This ethical conduct applies even for non scientific authors like the columnists of the most famous news papers. This time an example of plagiarism comes from this part of the writing world (not always the scientists are to be stigmatized  for this bad habit) . Here is the case reported to us by the Southern California Public Radio KPCC 89.3:

Fareed Zakaria suspended from CNN, Time for plagiarism

The reaction of CNN who, as soon as the plagiarism has been unveiled in the columns of Time’s August 20th issue, checked the incriminated author’s blog, fired the non attributed excerpt and suspended the perpetrator, deserves to be noted. The reaction of these two great institutions of the press is sound and it insists on the importance of honesty even for the most famous bloggers.

By the way, I love Fareed Zakaria writings because of their eclecticism and their liberal approach of the world’s events and in the future I will continue to read his editorials which always enlightened me.

Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International...

Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International was a featured speaker at Charles Schwab Institutional Impact 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


2 Responses to “You must always cite your sources”

  1. Janice Flahiff August 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Thanks for all the related articles, especially ones including resources!

    • Ha-Vinh August 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

      😉 Yes Janice, it is very important to cite our sources, even for those, like me, who are only simple bloggers. I always try to do this. Thanks for your comment.

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