Newspaper purchases plagiarism-detection software

Two plagiarism cases that occurred at the Toronto Star in the past week “demand serious action,” Public Editor Kathy English writes. Star reporter Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew lifted from a Globe and Mail report, and now-former Toronto school board director Chris Spence plagiarized in an op-ed. Spence resigned after readers and reporters found his other published work, including his doctoral thesis, were filled with plagiarized material.More.