Friday, May 7, 2010

NPR Commits Audio Plagiarism

Mary Elizabeth Williams' story details a shocking and flagrant act of plagiarism committed by NPR's "Morning Edition."

This Wednesday, correspondent Beth Accomando delivered a segment entitled "The Cell Phone Always Dies First," spoofing cell-phone-oriented plot devices in horror films.
However, the sketch was composed almost entirely of material--used without acknowledgement--from a viral youtube video, No Signal, by Rich Juzwiak.

NPR is now attributing the material to Juzwiak.

Juzwiak, a blogger for VH1, told, "(No Signal) took months and months of research...if there had been no video, there would have been no (NPR) piece."

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