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5 Tips for Using Academic Research in Investigative Journalism

Academic research is a crucial tool for investigating societal problems and holding the powerful accountable. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Neil Bedi, criminologist Rachel Lovell, and Denise-Marie Ordway of The Journalist’s Resource share practical advice on using academic research in investigative journalism.

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Uncovering a Plagiarism Scandal Among the Romanian Elite

Emilia Șercan has spent the last seven years writing dozens of investigations about alleged plagiarism and academic fraud in the doctorates of Romania’s elites. Her investigations have found evidence of copying from famous authors and other students’ in the work of the current Romanian prime minister as well as the ministers of defense, health, and education, a number of university rectors, police chiefs and army generals, prosecutors, and judges.