If you aren’t familiar with Doug Gordon’s past incident with plagiarism, here is the link to the post from last July. The tl;dr summary is that last summer it was discovered that Doug Gordon was not only plagiarizing tweets and Facebook statuses but also blog posts and his biography in various places on the internet including Facebook, Twitter and his websites.
Since the last post went live, Doug (and Jasmine) both were taken off of the speaking rosters at WPPI. Doug did end up speaking at WPPI at the tradeshow in Nikon’s booth – he was recently named an ambassador of the brand. However, outside of his own speaking tour Doug has not been speaking on many national platforms. When the roster for Shutterfest was announced quite a few photographers expressed their displeasure of seeing Doug’s name among the list and a conversation started on Missy MWAC/Lynn Cartia’s Facebook page (same person, she had to change her name due to Facebook rules). During the discussion, it was discovered that Doug’s new workshop bio was also plagiarized. In referencing internet caches, it appears that his workshop website underwent a redesign this year and the “All About Us” blurb went live in March/April of 2014.
Update 06/23/2014 @ 8:00PM
Per Sal Cincotta, Doug has been removed from the lineup for Shutterfest and as a contributor to his magazine.
Update 07/09/2014 @ 5:00PM