SF Weekly: Britain’s Daily Mail Rips Off SF Weekly Cover Story

The SF Weekly accuses the Daily Mail website of churnalism and poor attribution after the tabloid's site rehashed one of its stories: "There is absolutely no original reporting in the entire Daily Mail piece. Apparently the reporter thought he or she was absolved via a quick "SFWeekly.com reports" in the 18th paragraph. No link or anything. ... Roy Peter Clark, a senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, a journalism ethics think tank: "Linking is one of the simplest and oldest strategies. ... I think the reason you might not link is you don't want to call attention to how close your version is to the one you're linking to. It may be a sign that someone knows that they're pirating the work."

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