Readers recycle old articles at Punkt SE

It’s a challenge for mainstream media to involve readers in the news production with maintained quality. Remember six months ago when one of Metro’s citizen journalists copied an article from Expressen and published it in Metro with his own byline? This week the competing free daily Punkt SE (online at publishes an article by a reader that is identical to an article published by the artist Ken Ring on Sourze in 2001. [Via Göken]

It’s not extremely difficult to do a quick search and see if there is a risk of plagiarism. I just picked a random phrase and googled it, and found the original piece. The article had also been used in its entirety in an online forum in August 2006 and on Ken Ring’s blog in November 2006.

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