The Case of Nada Behziz By: Francisco Quintero, Diana Avina,Azucena Escobar, Nate Quiliza, and Vivien Ly
Who is Nada Behziz? Nada Behziz was a reporter for TheCalifornian of Bakersfield that was firedbecause she plagiarized more than a third ofher pieces in 2005.
What did she plagiarize? Behziz took credit from seven physicians, aprofessor from UCLA, and six paragraphs froma United Press International story. Nada Behziztook credit for 96 stories.
Where did this happen? This happened in Fairfield, California as theeditors of "The Daily Republic" wereinvestigating on the work of the reporter.
Why did Behziz plagiarize? Behziz said that she never intentionallyplagiarized but conceded some sloppiness inher reporting.
When? During October of 2005, she was fired whenher editors discovered her plagiarizing aquotation from the San Francisco Examiner in1995, thus leading to a deeper investigation toher other stories.
How did she plagiarize? A Californian investigation shows more thana third contain a variety of serious problemsincluding plagiarized material, misattributedquotes and information, factual errors, orpeople who could not be verified, according tothe blog Narcissistic Views on News/Politics.
What were the consequences? Nada Behziz was fired and affected of guilt.She hasnt been mentioned ever since 2005and hasnt worked in journalism.