Professors Plagiarize Industry-Supplied Op-Eds

april 19, 2004  11:29 am
Plagiarism isn't just for lazy news-writers and uninspired columnists. It also shows up on the op-ed pages. According to William M. Adler's report for The Austin Chronicle, many notable academics from the field of nuclear research have been borrowing from, or copying verbatim, editorials supplied by members of the U.S. energy lobby. These editorials have become a simple way for the industry to give their message credibility, while the professors get a quick and easy byline. Now exposed, these same professors claim to be the real victims of deceit.