Plagiarism summit to address growing problem

March 20, 2013 01:30

The first-ever National Summit on Plagiarism and Fabrication is planned for April 5 in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of the American Copy Editors Society national conference. Prominent representatives of ACES, the Associated Press Media Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association, the American Society of News Editors, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Radio-Television Digital News Association and Local Independent Online News Publishers will gather to recount recent incidents and address the problems affecting traditional and new media.

The summit will also feature a panelist discussion on the common causes of plagiarism, steps to prevent it and how to handle incidents. Following the summit, training sessions will be held on topics including aggregation versus plagiarism, social media plagiarism and plagiarism in the classroom.  You can find a
full schedule here.

The summit is part of the ACES national conference, April 4-6 at the Ballpark Hilton in St. Louis. You can register for the summit here.