This collection of assignments covers the range of copy editing tasks.
Some students commit plagiarism not because they're lazy or because they have the ethics of cardboard, which is to say none. Some students honestly don't realize that what they're doing is wrong. Mindy McAdams, Knight professor at the University of Florida, created a site that not only illustrates what constitutes plagiarism in all its many forms but also how to fix it - in both academic and journalistic writing.
Editor and publisher John Temple writes both this blog and a Saturday column. Temple discusses journalism trends and answers reader questions like this one about the JonBenet Ramsey case: "Is the News going to apologize for all the unnecessary coverage of this nut case Karr?"
Ohio University, stung by plagiarism in its college of engineering, posts these resources, including tutorials on how to avoid it and links to university statements on plagiarism.
Georgetown University's Honor Council Web site includes this page explaining plagiarism in terms that students can understand. We hope.
Swarthmore College's package of resources includes tips on avoidance and deterrence, as well as a collection of links to various syllabi that include anti-plagiarism language.
"Ethics on Campus: Journalism & College Newspapers," the result of a Hofstra independent study course, raises a host of ethical issues that college papers need to think about
The American Association for the Advancement of Science uses this site to publicize research by universities, medical centers, government agencies and other organizations. Categories are agriculture, archeology, atmospheric science, biology, business/economics, chemistry/physics/material sciences, Earth science, education, mathematics/statistics, medicine/health, policy/ethics, social/behavioral science, space/planetary science and technology/engineering/computer science
CNET has pulled together a gallery of 19 photos that in some way have been rigged, from the composite photo of a British soldier in Iraq published in the Los Angeles Times to the book jacket photo of the "Goodnight Moon" illustrator (his cigarette was removed from his hand).
Someday, your students may be promoted into a job they havenít trained for: being the boss. Hereís a way to give them an idea of what it's like to be in charge.
This pledge of professional integrity includes a description and an example of plagiarism.
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Poynter was created in 1975 by Nelson Poynter, chairman of the St. Petersburg Times. In 1978, he donated his controlling stock in Times Publishing Co. to the institute, which has become perhaps the industry's largest independent, nonprofit school for journalists.
ACES was created by and for copy editors in large part to help them improve their skills and advance their careers. Training is at the heart of the organization's goals.
The Poynter Institute's diversity bibliography is here.
ASNE has gathered ethics codes from large and small newspapers, news organizations and journalism associations.
Poynter offers guidelines, articles, e-mailed columns, a toll-free hotline if you need some advice - even help for students doing research papers.
The Society of Professional Journalists offers case studies, an ethics hotline if you need advice and other resources.
Indiana University at Bloomington has developed a searchable database of case studies on topics ranging from handling sources to invading privacy to military issues and more.
The Los Angeles Times photographer, covering the Iraq war, wasn't satisfied with his pictures of a British soldier and Iraqi civilians. If he could just combine two of them .... Poynter's Kenny Irby explains what happened next.
The Poynter Institute has collected all of its articles related to accuracy under one roof. Topics include attribution, fact checking, photo manipulation and plagiarism.