Star summer intern Marc Ellison worked on a data journalism project with a searchable database of banned licence plates. But he plagiarized some of three years old material from Daniel Dale, another Star reporter. His blog post explaining his actions has been called "courageous" for his willingness to admit how and why he went wrong. 

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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.