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Hayes Discusses Plagiarism on Morning News

After Melania Trump’s speech at RNC, stories of plagiarism fill the media

ST. LOUIS (JULY 19, 2016) – Longtime School of Communications professor and media ethics expert Sister Jan Hayes recently appeared on FOX 2 News in the Morning to discuss the topic of plagiarism after allegations of plagiarism dominated social and traditional media.Sister Jan Hayes on Fox 2 News

The reason: Melania Trump had been accused of plagiarizing several lines of the speech she gave the first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) from a speech Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

In her appearance, Hayes defined plagiarism as “Using the words of others without giving credit to them.” Through answers to other questions, she was able to give examples of how plagiarism might happen in the classroom and, more importantly, how to avoid committing plagiarism. All the while, Hayes was composed and looked as if she gave media interviews every day!

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