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Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas” (paidContent) New York Post pivots on iPad strategy, dropping paywall (Forbes) Is Cue the cure for information overload? (Bloomberg Businessweek) Bing ties Yellow Pages for most accurate local data (Search Engine...
Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

New iPhone TV ad for Canada spotlights iCloud...and pulled book

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A Canadian TV advertisement for iCloud on the iPhone, titled “Melody”, surfaced recently. The 30-second video starts with a shot of Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine: How Creativity Works” front cover (Whoops!). Lehrer acknowledged last month that he fabricated quotes attributed to Bob Dylan, and sale of the electronic and physical versions of...
New iPhone TV ad for Canada spotlights iCloud...and pulled book

The ethics of recycling content: Jonah Lehrer accused of self-plagiarism

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Jonah Lehrer has long been one of the rising stars of the science writing world. I was a huge fan of his work when he wrote for Wired (a sister publication of Ars) and was happy when he recently left for the New Yorker full time (again, another Conde Nast publication). That...
The ethics of recycling content: Jonah Lehrer accused of self-plagiarism

Jonah Lehrer, "Depression’s Upside," The New York Times Magazine (Feb. 25, 2010)

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Jonah Lehrer, "Depression’s Upside," The New York Times Magazine (Feb. 25, 2010)

After fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, Jonah Lehrer resigns from the New Yorker

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Pop science writer Jonah Lehrer, who found himself in trouble last month when it was revealed that he was recycling his own previously written content in New Yorker blog posts, is now resigning from his position as a staff writer at the magazine. The news follows Tablet magazine reporter Michael...
After fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, Jonah Lehrer resigns from the New Yorker

Journalist resigns for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes

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Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer on the New Yorker magazine, has resigned after admitting that he fabricated Bob Dylan's quotes in a book.He had previously dismissed claims about falsifying the quotes in his best-selling book, Imagine: how creativity works, but finally came clean yesterday.In a statement issued through the book's...
Journalist resigns for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes

Matt Mullenweg: I’m Worried That Silicon Valley Might Be Destroying the World

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Speaking tonight to Sarah Lacy at PandoMonthly in New York, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg confessed to feeling conflicted about one of the blogging service’s upcoming features: Notifications. Mullenweg said he’s concerned that Silicon Valley is creating products that are so engaging that they’re also incredibly distracting, to the detriment of...
Matt Mullenweg: I’m Worried That Silicon Valley Might Be Destroying the World

Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

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Newly appointed New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer — author of the bestselling books “Imagine,” “How We Decide” and “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” and a former editor at Wired — has been recycling a bunch of his own content in pieces for various publishers. Jim Romenesko discovered the first example...
Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Keen On… Congresswoman Anna Eshoo: What Washington DC Can Learn From Silicon Valley [TCTV]

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Personal Democracy Forum CEO Andrew Rasiej told me that most American politicians don’t know the difference between a waiter and a server. Perhaps. But one politician who certainly can distinguish between the two is Anna Eshoo, the Democratic Congresswoman for California’s 14th District, which she has represented since 1993....
Keen On… Congresswoman Anna Eshoo: What Washington DC Can Learn From Silicon Valley [TCTV]

Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

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What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to show the power of the simple hyperlink, which Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed along with the rest of the web a little over...
Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks
Keen On… Jonah Lehrer: How Creativity Works [TCTV]

Jonah Lehrer apologizes for copying his own work

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Bestselling author Jonah Lehrer — who yesterday was discovered recycling his own content in pieces for the New Yorker and Wired — has apologized to the New York Times. “It was a stupid thing to do and incredibly lazy and absolutely wrong,” he said. Today blogger Edward Champion of Reluctant Habits...
Jonah Lehrer apologizes for copying his own work

How to Avoid Choking Under Pressure [Mind Hacks]

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Writer Jonah Lehrer has spent a lot of time examining what makes people choke in high-pressure situations; as a followup to his previous work, Lehrer offers a few proven tips for avoiding self-sabotage when the heat is on. More »...
How to Avoid Choking Under Pressure [Mind Hacks]

@ihnatko @leolaporte Sounds like Lehrer's "How We Decide" is very similar to Gary Klein's book: http://bit.ly/ah9yrK Highly recommended.

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@ihnatko @leolaporte Sounds like Lehrer's "How We Decide" is very similar to Gary Klein's book: http://bit.ly/ah9yrK Highly recommended.

OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Raises $4M For Picturelife, An App For Backing Up Your Photos In The Cloud

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OMGPOP founder Charles Forman has raised some money for his new venture Picturelife. The startup, which is focused on backing up, storing, and providing access to all of your photos in the cloud, closed $4 million in new funding. Picturelife has built apps for the Mac, as well as mobile...
OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Raises $4M For Picturelife, An App For Backing Up Your Photos In The Cloud

Lehrer's publisher runs ads telling bookstores to send back "Imagine" for a refund

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is running digital ads telling booksellers to send back copies of Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine for a full refund. Earlier this week, Tablet magazine’s Michael Moynihan reported that Lehrer had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in the bestselling Imagine. It had previously been discovered that Lehrer was reusing his own material in New...
Lehrer's publisher runs ads telling bookstores to send back "Imagine" for a refund

Knight Foundation now says it regrets $20,000 payment to Jonah Lehrer

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After initially defending speaker's fee, journalism organisation responds to critics over payment to former New Yorker plagiaristThe Knight Foundation, a Washington-based non-profit that exists to promote quality journalism, has expressed regret for paying a disgraced journalist $20,000 to speak at a lunch event.In a blogpost published late on Wednesday night,...
Knight Foundation now says it regrets $20,000 payment to Jonah Lehrer

Regrets

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…we want to send the message that when things go wrong the best action is to admit the error and get back to work. –From a blog post by The Knight Foundation, expressing regrets for paying a speaker’s fee Tuesday to Jonah Lehrer, who was exposed last year for fabricating...
Regrets

Thrillist Launches iPhone App Across 14 Local Markets

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Although e-mail will always be Thrillist’s first love, the e-newsletter company is bringing its city-specific eating, drinking and shopping guide to the iPhone in the form of a free app. Today’s launch, which is tied to 14 of its 16 location-driven e-newsletters, represents the New York-based company’s first big...
Thrillist Launches iPhone App Across 14 Local Markets

15 Minutes of Meaning for Jonah Lehrer

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What happens when you make humans into vessels for ideas....
15 Minutes of Meaning for Jonah Lehrer

Jonah Lehrer: We can all be as creative as Picasso… we just have to learn how

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Want to be like Bob Dylan? Or a poet like Auden? Jonah Lehrer's latest book looks at how creative minds work and suggests we can all become more innovativeJonah Lehrer is the new superstar of science journalism, mixing the approachability of Malcolm Gladwell with an expertise born from studying neuroscience...
Jonah Lehrer: We can all be as creative as Picasso… we just have to learn how

Hey entrepreneurs, here’s how to be a creative rock star

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Author Jonah Lehrer‘s new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, is all about — as the name says — being creative. Lehrer chatted with us specifically about creativity and entrepreneurship and how today’s CEOs can release their inner insightful genius. In the video, Lehrer explains how entrepreneurs can: Unlock those a-ha!...
Hey entrepreneurs, here’s how to be a creative rock star

DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

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While journalists are expected to follow a certain set of standards or code of ethics, that's not always the case. Every now and again, someone breaks the rules and gets away with it -- if only temporarily, since they usually get caught in the end. One famous example is former...
DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

Ex-Twitter Employee Joins Social Start-Up Branch

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After leaving his position at Twitter last month, engineer Ian Ownbey will soon join Branch, the New York-based start-up aimed at curating “high-quality public discourse.” Ownbey will move to the East Coast to join Branch’s eight-man outfit, which is backed and mentored by the Obvious Corporation, a group composed of...
Ex-Twitter Employee Joins Social Start-Up Branch
Dear Jonah Lehrer and Maria Popova: Just own up and apologize

What a plagiarism epidemic says about the decline of print

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It seems a week can’t go by without a new incident of plagiarism by some prominent journalist, and this week it’s Margarget Wente, a star columnist with one of Canada’s national newspapers, who has been found guilty of using content from other journalists and academics without crediting them. As others...
What a plagiarism epidemic says about the decline of print
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