Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The following is a listing of what constitutes plagiarism in the newsroom:
- Taking material verbatim from the morgue. Even if the article was printed in the Missourian, it is still someone else’s work. Put it in your own words or attribute it.
- Using material verbatim from the wire. Localizing wire stories is encouraged, but the wire service should be given a credit line.
- Using material from other publications without attribution.
- Using news releases verbatim.
The consequence for plagiarizing any portion of a news story written for the Missourian includes failure from the class. In addition, all cases of academic dishonesty will be referred to the Provost for disciplinary action.
Fabrication: That is, making stuff up and putting it in your article. It carries the same consequence.