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Aggregation vs. Plagiarism: Old and New Media Not As Divided As You’d Think

blair_p.jpgPop + Politics poses an interesting question to former L.A. Times City Editor Bill Boyarsky and former Gawker editor Choire Sicha: “Where does aggregation end and plagiarism begin?”

In the article, editor Chris Nelson said the “Old” and “New” Media journalists’ “perspectives were often a study in contrasts.”

But from our reading (and, again, we just got back from vacation), it seems that both agree that aggregation is indispensable, but out-and-out plagiarism is deplorable … and the two don’t disagree that greatly about what constitutes each one.

We’d summarize their statements to help illuminate our point, but — like the article says — sometimes bloggers are lazy.

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