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August 30, 2004

Journalist Resigns Over Plagiarism

Stephen Dunphy, a Seattle Times business columnist, resigned after admitting he plagiarized other writing.

The original incident happened in January 1997, and just came to light this year. Then I guess some other suspicious columns turned up, and in the end he resigned. I liked Dunphy's writing (most Seattle business journalists come across as rabidly anti-Microsoft). It's a shame, but it shows how seriously the journalism world takes accusations of plagiarism. In the end, I think episodes like this will continue to separate "real" journalism from blogging.

Posted by AdamBa at August 30, 2004 11:07 PM