Now on J-Source: Margaret Wente coverage; Plagiarism is only as wrong as we make it; On reporting from '72 Summit Series

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ -


Wentegate: A roundup of the coverage and commentary
It wasn't just Margaret Wente's apparent failure to properly attribute a 2009 column that captivated journalists over the last week, but also The Globe and Mail's response and the role that the blogosphere and social media played. Eric Mark Do and Belinda Alzner compiled the coverage of the story as it has progressed, the reaction it garnered online and the commentary that's been provided by journalists.
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Town Hall
Plagiarism is only as wrong as we make it
We need to hold seasoned, high-profile journalists to the same standards that we expect future generations of journalists to uphold, Anne McNeilly argues. But how the industry has, at times, responded this year to Jonah Lehrer, Fareed Zakaria and now Margaret Wente has not set the best example.
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Town Hall
J-Source's Q&A with Media Culpa blogger Carol Wainio
Carol Wainio is a Canadian visual artist and adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa. She is also the face behind the Media Culpa blog that has received mainstream attention for its role in highlighting columnist Margaret Wente's attribution failures. She answered a few questions from Belinda Alzner about why she blogs, why the focus on Wente and why she thinks newspapers aren't clear enough with the public about their standards.
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Field Notes
On reporting from the 1972 Summit Series
Like millions of Canadians Robert Lewis remembers exactly where he was when Paul Henderson scored the goal that won the 1972 Summit Series for Canada against the Soviet Union: In the stands at Moscow's Luzhniki Ice Palace, reporting for Time magazine.
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Tips on breaking into the sports journalism world
No one said that breaking into the highly competitive sports media industry was easy. But, as Steph Rogers reports, if there's anything that the panellists at Tuesday night's Fast Break event could agree makes for successful careers, it's being talented, getting lucky, and—surprisingly—being a nice person.
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... From personal experience with the Globe & Mail, the CBC as well as Mr Greenslade, The Guardian for which he writes and other Canadian and UK media outlets, it is my view is that [sic] this is much greater than a mere matter of plagiarism. But rather, it touches on the broader subject of media ethics, accountability, competency, fairness, and straight dealing with the public. ...

Reader: Loreena McKennitt
Article: The Globe and Mail disciplines columnist Margaret Wente, makes changes to senior management structure

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