Copyblogger is reporting that a Telegraph post attributed to telegraph writer Melissa Whitworth was actually copied exactly from the mediabistro blog, where it was published days ago. That’s wholesale copy of the entire first-person blogging, with no attribution, and beneath the byline of a telegraph reporter.
Why was it discovered so fast? She must have used one of those browser extentions that cut and paste full html, because the copied content included a live back link to copyblogger (!)
What might be the plausible denial? A hacked blog post? A policy of highlighting popular blog posts, and an error in attribution? Writer on vacation, and temp staff uploads wrong copy to under byline?