Mic Fires News Director Jared Keller Following Plagiarism Allegations

In the latest plagiarism scandal in journalism, Mic, a news site intended for the so-called millennial generation, has fired its news director after numerous examples surfaced showing that he had lifted material from other sources without proper attribution.

Jared Keller, the news director, was dismissed a day after Gawker, the media news and gossip site, collected some 20 examples of his work on Mic in which passages had been copied or liberally borrowed from outlets including The Atlantic, Vox and Reuters. In some cases, material was republished with no credit at all, while other articles by Mr. Keller made passing reference to outside sources but failed to give proper credit when passages were taken verbatim or with minor changes.

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