WJAR Apologizes For Plagiarized Story on Website

By Merrill Knox 

WJAR, the NBC-affiliate in Providence, has issued an apology for an incident of plagiarism that happened recently at the station.

On the evening of October 10, WJAR posted a story on the station’s website about the community Wheels for Meals program. The wording in that story was “nearly identical” to a story that had appeared the previous week in the Providence Journal.

“We immediately removed the story from our web site and began an inquiry,” the WJAR statement, posted over the weekend, reads. “We have concluded our investigation and taken appropriate action. NBC 10 and its parent company, Media General, have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to plagiarism.”