Over at Guido Fawkes Blog they’ve announced the winners of their Press Plagiarist of the Year Awards which points out print journalists who have “borrowed” ideas from blogs without crediting their source.
The winner was Mail on Sunday editor Peter Wright who turned postings from The Policemans’ Blog into a two page article and somehow forgot to mention the source.
But I was most disappointed to see that the second place went to the Guardian‘s Marina Hyde who has apparently been doing “research” on a number of blogs.
Blogs are, of course, a great source of journalism material. And I’m sure that most bloggers wouldn’t mind their work being used in newspapers. But a credit would be nice.
I wonder if it would help if more people applied a Creative Commons licence to their work. All the work on this blog is licensed under the Attribute ShareAlike Licence which means that you’re free to do what you like with it as long as you a) credit me and b) apply the same licence to your work.