- Edward Wasserman: While still unfolding, Melania Trump affair seems to be old-school plagiarism
- Theft of original expression clashes with the honest emotion Trump was trying to convey, he says
Edward Wasserman is the dean of the graduate school of journalism at UC Berkeley and a frequent writer on media ethics. The views expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)I hail from the world of journalism, which has seen its fair share of plagiarism scandals in the past decade or so, starting with the Jayson Blair affair at The New York Times in 2003. But plagiarism in the news business is a different animal from what's being alleged of the speech Melania Trump delivered Monday night in Cleveland.