lazywoman
When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/19/2012 12:27AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Runners World has an "article" on the Olympic marathon champion and uses quotes from him, yet it never says where they are from. The whole article is taking quotes of another story from the allafrica.com website

RW story: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/10/17/no-fall-marathon-for-olympic-champ-kiprotich/

All africa:
http://allafrica.com/stories/201210170485.html"http://allafrica.com/stories/201210170485.html

Looking at some other stories on their site, I see a bunch of "articles" like this. Is this how they operate now?
Expelled for that shit
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 12:59AM - in reply to lazywoman Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
All's fair in love and war. You think some rinky-dink African website is going to call them out on plagiarism?

And although they don't give credit to the original source, they do link to it somewhere, even if it is one word in a multiple paragraph "article". But to look at it, you wouldn't know Runner's World didn't actually write it.

Shady journalism.
Jogger's World
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 1:08AM - in reply to lazywoman Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Jogger's world only knows how to write articles helping hobby joggers run a 6 hour marathon off the couch. They're going to have to steal real news from somewhere else.
brogan1
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 2:23AM - in reply to Jogger's World Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That is very normal for them. In fact, I think at one point they tried to call out LRC for doing the same thing but then shut up after LRC pointed out they are guilty too, only 10x worse. LRC will actually cite their source while RW will pass it off as their own.
Corner Pocket
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 2:25AM - in reply to Jogger's World Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
They credit the original source. That blue phrase "a reporter traveling with Kiprotich" links to it.
Pasta face
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 2:32AM - in reply to lazywoman Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
RW started plagiarizing sometime after the Italians started claming they invented pasta when pasta is from China.
m runner
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 9:56AM - in reply to lazywoman Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

lazywoman wrote:

Runners World has an "article" on the Olympic marathon champion and uses quotes from him, yet it never says where they are from. The whole article is taking quotes of another story from the allafrica.com website

RW story: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/10/17/no-fall-marathon-for-olympic-champ-kiprotich/

All africa:
http://allafrica.com/stories/201210170485.html"http://allafrica.com/stories/201210170485.html

Looking at some other stories on their site, I see a bunch of "articles" like this. Is this how they operate now?
It is interesting how you get worked up over this and use the word article with quotations, yet when I click the link the header is "Newswire:The Latest Headlines from the worlds of running and racing". You do understand the difference between short online news bites and full articles, don't you?
jimtrackfocus
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 10:25AM - in reply to lazywoman Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Here's an almost 1000 word "summary" from RW on the NY Times piece about Mary Wittenberg and the NYRR.

RW-http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/10/15/wittenbergs-nyrr-leadership-gets-close-scrutiny/

NY Times-http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/sports/under-mary-wittenberg-the-new-york-city-marathon-is-thriving-so-whats-the-problem.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Legitimate summarizing or blatant plagiarism? You decide
Expelled for that shit
RE: When Did Runners World Start Copying Others Articles And Not Citing Them 10/20/2012 11:42PM - in reply to jimtrackfocus Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

jimtrackfocus wrote:

Here's an almost 1000 word "summary" from RW on the NY Times piece about Mary Wittenberg and the NYRR.

RW-http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/10/15/wittenbergs-nyrr-leadership-gets-close-scrutiny/

NY Times-http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/sports/under-mary-wittenberg-the-new-york-city-marathon-is-thriving-so-whats-the-problem.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Legitimate summarizing or blatant plagiarism? You decide

Yes EXACTLY! It's not summarizing when you pretty much the entire article and turn it into your "own" article, taking another author's story, quotes, analysis, etc. That's plagiarism.

If they want to put up a small blurb on it and link to it, like they do on their daily news wire with a list of different articles from other sites, that's fine. But to make it into their own article is bad journalism ethics.