Should journalists who plagiarize be given a second chance?
Plagiarism is a writing sin that's hard to forgive, but is it serious enough to ban a journalist from the craft?
In 2012, author and staff writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from The New Yorker after he was caught plagiarizing on multiple occasions. He made up quotations in his book and regularly stole passages for his articles.
Journalist Fareed Zakaria plagiarized some passages in his Time column, but is back at work now with only a one-month suspension from the magazine and from CNN as his punishment.
Do you think an apology and punitive action is enough for journalists with proven reporting skills to be given a second chance?
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