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Spot the similarity


Question:
Can you spot the differences below?

Answer: Only the dates and authors are different.

The excerpts come from a popular journalism textbook, Global Journalism.

They are drawn from the 3rd edition in 1995 edited by John Merrill, and compared with the 4th , edited by Merrill and Arnold de Beer.

The exercise exposes how the book has regurgitated research by one set of authors, and credited it to different authors, without update or acknowledgment of the original source.

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