Editor fired after protesting paper’s plagiarism

Cheryl Dennison says she was fired from the Tri-County Times for protesting the new management’s acceptance of “flat-out plagiarism, and is now suing the Fenton, Michigan-based paper for $100,000. The former editor’s lawsuit says she alerted her bosses that articles in the newly acquired paper “violated copyright laws, as well as the Journalism Code of Ethics, The Associated Press style, and was just flat-out plagiarism.” The paper’s response was to dismiss her.

* Editor says she was fired for opposing plagiarism