Journalism: Citing and referencing

Why is citing and referencing important?

Presentation of ideas developed by researching and analysing existing knowledge requires acknowledgement of sources of information so that:

  • readers can find the original sources
  • the authors of the original sources are given credit for their work
  • the writer's own research is clear
  • the work has credibility

You must acknowledge what you have read to avoid plagiarising.

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