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Journalism today is as dynamic as ever, and the present generation isn't fully prepared for the "post-fake news" period. Web sites are still a medium that is less scrupulous to inject their contents into the media under the incorrect argument that "news" or sometimes even original content can be deemed.

Plagiarism in Journalism

The technology explosion over the last decade has placed over half the population walking on the streets with a publishing device. Forms of communication change every day. Original content is posted on social media apps, video applications such as Tik Tok and YouTube and photo applications such as Instagram.

The technology explosion over the last decade has placed over half the population walking on the streets with a publishing device.

The content ownership is, by default, the person or company responsible for creating it. Plagiarism is the case when the content is published without due credit, assuming that the editor is the content producer. Online tools to find potential plagiarism either done by paraphrasing tool or copy-paste traps are readily available.

It has never been easier to access and publish information. Handheld devices are virtually digital publishing departments, with loose publishing standards enabling anyone to claim that he is a "newspaper" or "publisher" without proper control and balance that preserves an integrity environment.

On 3 February, in the first paragraph the article in question was largely plagiarized with only a little mention of its source.

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After review, about 300 words–of those that were not cdc.gov, as is mostly the case –were plagiarized by 76% of the text of four other sources, including other news outlets: ksbw.com, abc10.com, and msn.com.

Paraphrasing with artificial intelligence tools has changed the shape of news industry worldwide. Nevertheless, true journalism does not begin with likes and clicks and does not bother first with SEO and second web traffic. Real news goes a step further. Good news is real.

We firmly believe in the freedom of the press. There shall not be any shortening of the right to freedom of speech and press. The reader has to decide which news to trust and which news to support.

The ethics code for publishers and authors from the Society of Professional Journalists provides a simple checklist to avoid copyright issues in journalism.

Roger David

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