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  • 1. The Case of Nada Behziz By: Francisco Quintero, Diana Avina,Azucena Escobar, Nate Quiliza, and Vivien Ly
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Where did this happen? This happened in Fairfield, California as theeditors of "The Daily Republic" wereinvestigating on the work of the reporter.
  • 5. Why did Behziz plagiarize? Behziz said that she never intentionallyplagiarized but conceded some sloppiness inher reporting.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. What were the consequences? Nada Behziz was fired and affected of guilt.She hasnt been mentioned ever since 2005and hasnt worked in journalism.