Discussion leads Allison, Kassidy and Morgan

Three questions and maybe more:

1. It seems that in order to get away with what these authors were doing it takes a lot of time and skill, so why would someone like Greg Mortenson or Jayson Blair lie and/or plagiarize in their writings?

2. Plagiarism and lying can really hurt many different people. How can this deceit be better prevented in our society? Will efforts to prevent these actions cause journalists to lose their freedom/creativity?

3. There seems to be various kinds of plagiarism as seen in the readings for this week. Is it fair to say that some forms of plagiarism are a bigger crime than others? On what kind of scale could this be judged?

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