Regular readers will no doubt be aware by now of my views on Whitney Wei, the new editor of Resident Advisor. If you don’t – I think she’s a terrible editor. The only thing that’s changed since she was given the top job is there’s a lot more stories on the site about Berlin – the city which Wei has lived in for a few years now.

Recently, she told us she was on a mission to “raise the calibre of music journalism”. Well, if 5 Magazine’s latest spot is anything to go by, Wei is failing abysmally in her mission on her own patch.

One of their writers, Katie Thomas, has been caught red-handed lifting stories from 5 Magazine and then writing them up almost word for word on Resident Advisor. The first story was lifted three days after publication – no citation of sources, no new context or quotes added to the original story, nothing. The second was this…

https://twitter.com/5Magazine/status/1431552727604244483?s=19

According to Thomas’s Twitter profile, she also freelances for several of the other dance music press outlets. I get the feeling that Czarina Mirani, the lady in charge at 5 Magazine, won’t be hiring Thomas anytime soon…

How does lifting stories from other websites almost ad verbum sit alongside your vision of improving dance music journalism, Whitney?