Afternoon report

The East Valley Tribune says a spring 2012 intern plagiarized several articles and that her school, Arizona State University, has been notified.

The Tribune is in the process of contacting the publications that were plagiarized and is also taking steps to increase scrutiny of articles before they are published.

UPDATE: The student, Raquel Velasco, was recently fired from ASU’s State Press, which has apologized for running her plagiarized pieces and says “our staff hopes to rise above this incident and dedicate ourselves to take a harder look into every piece we produce.”

* Intern articles in Tribune plagiarized from other publications (
* An apology and retraction from the State Press (

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