The public editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national newspaper, is facing a serious ethical situation. A lawyer by media standards has published a blog post outlining allegations of plagiarism against a prominent columnist. After the publication of the blog post began, many members of the public and the journalism community commenting on the situation. The public editor is responsible for compliance with journalistic ethics and for the investigation and response to public c … Read more »

The public editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading national newspaper, is facing a serious ethical situation. A lawyer by media standards has published a blog post outlining allegations of plagiarism against a prominent columnist. After the publication of the blog post began, many members of the public and the journalism community commenting on the situation. The public editor is responsible for compliance with journalistic ethics and for the investigation and response to public concerns. You need to respond to the allegations of plagiarism and ensure the public that the national newspaper has strong ethical standards.
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Jana Seijts,
Paul Bigus
Source: Ivey Publishing
11 pages.
Release Date: 9 April 2013. Prod #: W13120-PDF-ENG
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