Manhattan news source and media aggregator The Daily Beast appears to have committed a major media no-no. It's investigative reporter, Gerald Posner, has admitted to plagiarizing the Miami Herald.
We know this thanks to some investigative reporting by Slate.com. (Little-known secret: We investigative journalists are losing jobs in droves, but to keep our industry alive into the future, half of us will be plagiarizing articles while the other half investigates the plagiarizers.)
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In that Slate article, Posner sounds a contrite tone. You almost feel bad for the guy. And then... Oops! Slate found a whole mess of other plagiarized stories.
From that article by Slate media critic Jack Shafer:
Slate reader Gregory Gelembuik and I have uncovered additional examples of plagiarism by Posner in the Daily Beast from the Texas Lawyer, a Miami Herald blog, a Miami Herald editorial, a Miami Herald article, and a health care journalism blog.
What, Posner? So Juice wasn't worthy of your plagiarism?