Plagiarism Needs a Better Definition

There’s this parable that economists always tell. Your car breaks down and you take it to the mechanic. He opens the hood and looks at your engine for a few seconds. Then he takes out a little hammer and taps it on the top. Suddenly it works again. ‘That’ll be $100,’ he says. ‘But all you…

Law in Journalism

Originally posted on joshjournalism:
It has only been recently, since delving deeper in to the world of journalism, that I have started to seriously consider the legal aspects of journalism and the serious implications that this can sometimes have. The words defamation, libel and slander were ones that I had seen several times and heard…

How to Save Journalism

Originally posted on Candace Writes Here.:
Yesterday, a group of people gathered in Seattle for a fascinating discussion with my friend Jon Landay, an award-winning investigative journalist who covers national security and intelligence issues for McClatchy News. Our plan was to talk about Iraq, ISIS, and journalists in danger, then discuss the “so what” part at…