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4:10 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.”
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 …
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, @jasonhirschhorn and AdAge
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Rafat Ali's Skift aims to be the Politico of travel websites  —  U.S. travel is a $2 trillion dollar industry, but Rafat Ali believes it doesn't have a go-to, digital native news site the way the tech, finance and meda sectors do.  So he decided to create one.
Discussion: Skift.com, AllThingsD and AdAge
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.
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.
Joan Juliet Buck / The Daily Beast:
Joan Juliet Buck: Mrs. Assad Duped Me  —  As the Boeing 777 from London arrived at the gate of Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo on December 2, 2010, its passengers queued up to deplane, many with the local newspaper under their arm.  “Brazil fears terrorism at the 2016 Olympics …
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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Reuters:
Don't tweet if you want TV, London fans told
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.”
Jim Romenesko:
Post-Dispatch columnist's advice to CEO: Don't announce layoffs just after pocketing a bonus  —  Veteran St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan points out that “at the same time the workers are stressed, the big bosses are making more and more.”  In fact, it seems there is a certain correlation between layoffs and bonuses.
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.”
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
 
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC strikes deal to lift Olympic ban on streaming radio shows abroad
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Suzan Fraser / Associated Press:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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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
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
WikiLeaks claims responsibility for fake Bill Keller column