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The Blanket - A Journal of Protest & Dissent

"Every editor's nightmare"
Plagiarism is every editor's nightmare
- John Zakarian, editor,
Hartford Courant

The reason plagiarism is wrong in a newspaper setting is because as journalists and writers, we all have a duty to be truthful, honest and sincere. Our writing is set on an honor system. As editor, I trust that all my writers are being honest and using their own writing to express ideas in columns or from writers attributing sources in their stories. When this honor system is broken, my job as an editor becomes tough, as I must question each and every time a writer submits their work.
- Adam Crowson, Editor-in-Chief, The Winonan

Carrie Twomey, editor • 27 August 2004

It has been brought to our attention that the content of Kathleen O Halloran's article, An Ireland of Equals, was sourced from an article written by Dawn-Michele Gould, "The Women Hunger Strikers of Armagh Prison" and published on her website, Ireland's Own, in October, 2002.

In light of the extensive plagiarism contained in the article attributed to Kathleen O Halloran, it has now been removed from the Blanket website.

In going through previous articles of Kathleen O Halloran's, we found a number of other instances of plagiarism. These articles have also been removed.

We apologize unreservedly for publishing these articles without their contents being properly sourced and attributed.

The Blanket is a voluntary project that relies on those who write for it to stand over what they submit. The Blanket does not condone plagiarism in any form.

In addition to apologizing to Dawn-Michele Gould, we also apologize to our readers for our unwitting publication of the plagiarized material.

If any reader has concerns of any other instances of plagiarism in the Blanket, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately so as to redress the issue. If there is anything we have missed, we want to know about it so that it may be corrected.

Again, we offer our sincere apologies to Dawn-Michele Gould and others whose work was used by Kathleen O Halloran without proper attribution.


28 August 2004

NOTICE: The Blanket does not condone plagiarism of any form and any submissions that are known to be plagiarisms will not be published; articles inadvertently published that are revealed to be plagiarised will be removed from the site. Anyone found from today on using plagiarised material will no longer have their work carried on this site.











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All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.
- George Bernard Shaw

Index: Current Articles

27 August 2004

Other Articles From This Issue:

"Every Editor's Nightmare"
Carrie Twomey

Topsy Turvy World
Eamon McCann

A Quarter of a Century Ago
Anthony McIntyre

Gali Beaarda and the 40 Thieves
Harri Kaharazad

Nuclear Solutions Lost in Ambiguity
Mary La Rosa

24 August 2004

Loughall - A Truth to Remain Untold
Anthony McIntyre

Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Ned McGinley

The Harp New-strung: Music in Ireland
Seaghán Ó Murchú

Understanding the raison d'être for the armed struggle
Mick Hall

More on Captain Kelly Campaign
Report sent in By Fionnbarra Ó Dochartaigh

The North's Future Depends on Tony Blair's Bravery
Paul A. Fitzsimmons

Standing With RSF
Sean O Lubaigh

Genetic Contamination of Mexican Maize
Toni Solo

The Letters page has been updated.



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