Is plagiarism on the rise?
November 19, 2013
Guests: Susan Blum, Kelly McBride, Alan Brown
It seems like every few months, some famous person makes the news for plagiarizing.¬† Most recently it was Senator Rand Paul who stole from Wikipedia without attribution. ¬†Paul joins a long list of plagiarists including Oscar Wilde, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Martin Luther King Jr., Vice-President Joe Biden, Doris Kerns Goodwin, Jonah Lehrer, Fareed Zakaria, and Jane Goodall. ¬†But why is plagiarism so rampant in politics, business, the arts and academics?¬† Has it gotten worse with the web?¬† And should we even care? ¬†Marty talks about the plagiarism with KELLY MCBRIDE, Senior Faculty in Ethics, Reporting and Writing at the Poynter Institute and SUSAN BLUM, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Notre Dame and the author of My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture. Then, we‚Äôll learn about accidental plagiarism, called cyptomnesia from ALAN BROWN, a psychology professor at Southern Methodist University