Nicked by the Nationals

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Last month, amid rushing around filming for my 10-minute TV documentary on Mantovani and working on this site, I wrote a story about Bournemouth University students who were asking for Facebook to be banned on campus because they’re never able to use the computer facilities for their work. My story was published in our uni paper WIRE a couple weeks ago, and to my surprise, today, the Daily Telegraph nicked my story! They put it on the front cover of the newspaper, and even took a quote verbatim:

Miguel Dias, a final-year field archaeology student, told Wire, the student paper: “I come into university at 9am to work on my dissertation thinking I’ve beaten the crowd to the computers and I still can’t get on them because people are on Facebook.”