Monday, March 27, 2006

What Ben Domenech Teaches Us

A word of caution if you think you are going to write/blog:
In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to contracting with him to write a blog that launched Tuesday.

An investigation into these allegations was ongoing, and in the interim, Domenech has resigned, effective immediately. (WaPo)

More here.

Joshua Claybourn and Mark Byron, whose blogs I regularly read, have some thoughts about this matter. (UPDATE: Ah, I see Joe Carter has linked to Joshua and Mark as well....)

Remember what you learned in high school English class, okay? Use quotation marks. Cite your sources. Don't claim other people's work as your own - give credit where credit is due.

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