“Because journalism cannot own up to its heavily derivative nature, it must enforce originality on the level of the sentence,” writes Weingarten, quoting Malcolm Gladwell to identify his problem with media ethics as “the narcissism of small differences.” That’s true, but it’s also the rules all have agreed to play by, especially online, where links and sources can be added so easily. There is originality to be found in conceptualization, construction, and the deployment of previously known facts and anecdotes. Is the Vogel example, assuming it is isolated, on par with the sins of Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, or even Jonah Lehrer? No, and neither are Johnson’s. But that doesn’t mean they’re not “real” plagiarism. … [Read more...] about Plagiarizing Wikipedia Is Still Plagiarism, at BuzzFeed or the New York
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“There were elected officials at this protest, some of whom were pepper-sprayed. What a horrible, horrible situation that the people represent us who are there on behalf their community, peacefully observing, trying to help keep the peace, that they ended up being victims of pepper-spraying. That's unacceptable,” he said. … [Read more...] about De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City
An isolated shower (or even a rumble of thunder north and west) is possible through this afternoon. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies with highs around 80. Also worth mentioning, there is a high/moderate risk of rip currents at the beaches through the day and into this evening. … [Read more...] about New York Weather: 5/29 CBS2 Friday Weather Headlines
“We’re not looking to make a fight with the governor or with the mayor, but we’re just saying this needs to be fair,” she said. “Ten people can get together in a park, ten people can gather together in other situations, why can’t I allow one person in my store?” … [Read more...] about ‘Let The People Decide’: New York City Business Owners Defy State Orders, Reopen Early
Derek Ross, 22, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee a few weeks ago. He also interned for Citibank last summer; the position led to a full-time job. It’s remote for now, but he plans to move with a roommate he found on Facebook. Like Ruth, he also did not realize how much he liked the city until he returned home to Wisconsin. … [Read more...] about Not Everyone Is Fleeing New York City. These People Can’t Wait to Move In.