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7:30 PM ET, July 30, 2012

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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Jonah Lehrer Resigns From New Yorker After Making Up Dylan Quotes for His Book  —  Jonah Lehrer, the staff writer for The New Yorker who apologized in June for recycling his previous work in articles, blogs and his bestselling book “Imagine,” resigned from the magazine, he said in a statement.
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Michael C. Moynihan / Tablet Magazine:
Jonah Lehrer's Deceptions  —  The celebrated journalist fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works.  “It's a hard thing to describe,” Bob Dylan once mused about the creative process.  “It's just this sense that you got something to say.”
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Q & A: Michael C. Moynihan, The Blogger Who Uncovered Jonah Lehrer's Fabrication Problem  —  Long story short, over the last three weeks, widely ballyhooed author, contemporary thinker, and erstwhile New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer has been questioned for what one reporter suspected …
Discussion: The Corsair
John Koblin / Deadspin:
NBC's No. 1 Tweeting Critic Has Been Suspended From Twitter  —  Guy Adams is The Independent's Los Angeles bureau chief.  During the Olympics so far, he has carved out a nice spot on the how-much-NBC's-coverage-sucks beat.  Now his Twitter account has been suspended—supposedly because NBC had it cut off after he complained:
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Guy Adams / The Independent:
#NBCFail: Journalist at The Independent has Twitter account suspended after complaining about NBC's coverage of London 2012 Olympics  —  On Friday afternoon, like every resident of America, I was not watching the Olympic opening ceremony.  Instead, I was sat at home, quietly fuming at the fact that NBC …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Ross Levinsohn Departs Yahoo  —  As I previously reported he likely would, top Yahoo exec Ross Levinsohn — who lost the CEO race to former Google exec Marissa Mayer — is leaving the company, according to several sources.  —  Mayer also just sent a note to the company about the departure …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Here's the Do-Not-Forward Mayer Memo Bidding Goodbye to Ross “The Hair” …
Discussion: The Verge
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Rafat Ali: Media builds a brand, data builds the revenue  —  Rafat Ali — who built paidContent, sold paidContent, took two years off to travel and said he did not want to go back to beating his head against the collapsing wall of journalism — is back in journalism.
Discussion: Adweek, Folio, AdAge and @jasonhirschhorn
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Rafat Ali's Skift aims to be the Politico of travel websites
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Ford Foundation gives Washington Post $500,000 grant for government-accountability reporting  —  A memo from The Washington Post leadership to staff says the grant of a half-million dollars will allow four new hires.  In May, the Ford Foundation granted the Los Angeles Times $1 million to …
Discussion: Politico
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
In Week Two, Marissa Mayer Googifies Yahoo: Free Food!  Friday Afternoon All-Hands!  New Work Spaces!  Fab Swag!  —  Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer's second week is showing even more signs of what the company will be like under her regime.  —  In short: It will be just like Google, from whence she came.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen Sued for Billions Over Allegedly Manipulated TV Ratings  —  In a huge new lawsuit, the business of TV ratings is fingered for rampant corruption by India's largest TV news network.  —  New Delhi Television Limited, India's oldest and largest news network, has lobbed a legal grenade at The Nielsen Company.
Discussion: TVNewser
Timothy Burke / Deadspin:
NBC Also Edited Out A Tribute Featuring Two Dead U.S. Servicemen From Their Opening Ceremony Broadcast  —  NBC explained that it skipped a memorial to terrorism victims in its broadcast of the Olympic opening ceremony because its show was “tailored for our American audience.”
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Henry Blodget's Second Act  —  On any given day, the website known as Business Insider is likely to lead off with a photograph of an attractive woman and followed by headlines about the end of the world and a slideshow featuring the latest iPhone rumors.  —  It is far afield of what used to be financial journalism.
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
In Defense of NBC: There Are Two Olympics  —  It's not the network's fault; it's just that the Internet is the ultimate spoiler.  —  This weekend, attendees at London's Olympic events were asked to avoid sending non-urgent text messages and tweets during those events …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Clearly, Tape Delay Isn't Hurting NBC's Olympics Ratings
Joan Juliet Buck / The Daily Beast:
Joan Juliet Buck: Mrs. Assad Duped Me  —  Just before the Arab Spring, Vogue writer Joan Juliet Buck did an infamous interview with Syria's first lady.  For the first time, she tells the story behind the debacle.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
BusinessWeek was in danger of being closed before it was sold to Bloomberg  —  Stephen B. Shepard, the former editor in chief of BusinessWeek from 1984 to 2005, has a forthcoming autobiography called “Deadlines and Disruption: My Turbulent Path from Print to Digital.”
 
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC strikes deal to lift Olympic ban on streaming radio shows abroad
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Reporter shield protects Jobs biographer in Apple e-book case
Discussion: CNET and TUAW
Suzan Fraser / Associated Press:
Omar Khashram, Al-Jazeera Reporter, Wounded In Syria
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jessica Ghawi remembered at memorial service for falling down, getting back up
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
One year since she was hired, Vivian Schiller's “wild ride” at NBC is just beginning
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Post-Dispatch columnist's advice to CEO: Don't announce layoffs just after pocketing a bonus
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Olympics Give ‘Today’ a Way to Reassert Its Morning Dominance
Discussion: TVNewser
Sam Marsden / Telegraph:
Police arrest journalist, 51, over ‘data taken from stolen mobiles’
Discussion: Guardian
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Curbed's Lockhart Steele weighs in on advertising — and Nick Denton
Discussion: AdExchanger, Thanks:@jeffjohnroberts
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Spin Announces Layoffs and Drops Nov./Dec. Issue
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
CNN: Sarah Palin ‘Stupid Girls’ Intro Unintentional