The Margaret Wente controversy

It’s been a week since the start of a social media storm over accusations of plagiarism against Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente. The controversy began with a post on the blog Media Culpa on September 18th. In it, Ottawa artist and blogger Carol Wainio drew attention to a 2009 column by Wente that she says […]

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 9:54 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

A too-familiar story: one freelancer’s run-in with plagiarism

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but not when your work isn’t credited — or compensated. Earlier this month, freelance writer Luigi Benetton received a message from an editor who had come across one of his articles online. The only problem was that it was posted under someone else’s byline and it was […]

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm by editor · 6 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,