Thursday, November 20, 2014

French journalism school executive suspended during plagiarism investigation

The Guardian reports that Agnès Chauveau, an executive from a journalism school in Paris, has been suspended for plagiarizing in columns that she published for the French-language web site Le Huffington Post.

The columns in question have been updated with a notice that the references have now been fixed:
Mise à jour: Ce billet est la reprise d'une chronique faite et lue chaque dimanche sur France Culture. Certaines références manquaient dès la version orale. Elles ont été ajoutées ici dès que ces erreurs ont été signalées afin que les citations et les sources apparaissent plus clairement.
The Institute of Political Sciences has launched an inquiry and suspended her during the inquiry.

Chauveau is said to have lifted material from various online and printed publications for her weekly radio show, then re-used the texts for her online column. Chauveau is quoted as having said that she had “forgotten to cite certain papers, but never on purpose”, and insisted: “I’ve rectified this each time there’s been a problem.” According to the Guardian, she is quoted as not having had the time "to cite all of her sources on the radio.”

In French media, there are articles in Liberation (with the quotations in French: «J’oublie de citer certains papiers mais ce n’est jamais volontaire et je rectifierai chaque fois que ça pose problème.» Elle a aussi expliqué qu’elle n’avait «pas le temps de citer à l’antenne toutes [ses] sources».) and Le Monde

1 comment:

  1. Dear Prof Weber-Wulff,

    For your information,

    Sciences Po plagiarism investigation - results now available: Agnès Chauveau dimissed !

    Her name was removed from the web page of the French School of Journalism
    http://www.journalisme.sciences-po.fr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=53

    http://www.arretsurimages.net/breves/2015-01-21/Copier-coller-Sciences-Po-Chauveau-licenciee-id18464

    Le Figaro
    http://etudiant.lefigaro.fr/les-news/actu/detail/article/la-directrice-de-l-ecole-de-journalisme-de-sciences-po-licenciee-pour-plagiat-10719/

    Le Monde:
    http://www.lemonde.fr/enseignement-superieur/article/2015/01/21/la-directrice-executive-de-l-ecole-de-journalisme-de-sciences-po-licenciee_4560676_1473692.html

    L'Express:
    http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/medias/plagiat-la-directrice-de-l-ecole-de-journalisme-de-sciences-po-limogee_1643194.html

    20minutes:
    http://www.20minutes.fr/medias/1522855-20150121-plagiat-directrice-ecole-journalisme-sciences-po-congediee

    Best regards,
    Seraya Maouche
    https://twitter.com/E_and_Integrity

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