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10:00 AM ET, August 2, 2012


 Top News: 
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Lehrer's publisher runs ads telling bookstores to send back “Imagine” for a refund  —  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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
4 warning signs that a promising young writer may be developing dangerous habits  —  When it was merely a matter of self-plagiarism, some saw the coverage of Jonah Lehrer's transgressions as an overheated case of schadenfreude.  —  The fact that his previous books had previously come under fire …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Jonah Lehrer Was Going To Give A Speech On Ethics.  It's Canceled, Obviously.  —  Jonah Lehrer's fabrications have already cost him his gig at The New Yorker and an unknown number of future book sales, and now they're cutting into his lucrative sideline as a speaker.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Writer dares to defend Jonah Lehrer  —  It wasn't just the research that made Michael Moynihan's gotcha piece on Jonah Lehrer so definitive.  Nor was it the evidence that he marshaled against Lehrer for those hard-to-trace quotes attributed to Bob Dylan in his book “Imagine:How Creativity Works.”
Discussion: Poynter and VICE
Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Verge is giving extra credit (and links) to primary sources  —  When technology site The Verge site launched last fall, Josh wrote a broadly laudatory review on the site's design and infrastructure.  We had one quibble, though, about how The Verge gave credit to other sites …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Washington Post:
The Washington Post Launches Crowdsourcing Platform  —  The Washington Post today announced it has launched a new platform for crowdsourcing.  “Crowd Sourced” is The Post's special feature that allows Post journalists to ask questions about today's concerns and begin a conversation about these issues.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Steve Snyder Names Assistant Managing Editor of Time  —  Time has promoted Steve Snyder from senior editor to assistant managing editor.  Snyder has been with Time since 2009, when he joined as an associate editor and helped launch's Newsfeed.  He was also the lead culture critic for Time's Techland vertical.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
At Washington Post, some draft-sharing will continue  —  After Washington Post reporter Daniel de Vise drew national attention for sharing drafts of a story with a source, the newspaper tightened its policy on the practice.  —  “Some reporters share sections of stories with sources before publication …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Time Out listings magazine goes free  —  Reviews and events mag begun in 1968 looks to advertising revenue based on circulation boost to 300,000  —  Almost 45 years after Tony Elliott launched Time Out, charging a shilling an issue, the grandaddy of listings magazines is set to be reborn …
Discussion: Digital Spy and paidContent
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
A Further Blow to Online Lurking: Quora Will Now Publicly Show Who Has Read a Post  —  Quora today is introducing a feature that shows which of its users have read each Quora post, and how they found it.  It's another move by a social Web service to share passive activities …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
SoundCloud expands its effort to become the YouTube of public radio and podcasts  —  SoundCloud is arguably the biggest music-sharing community since MySpace, but now the company is eyeing a different kind of audio: the spoken word.  —  The website was founded five years ago by two sound guys …
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Launches Political Index: The Twitter Pulse Of The Election  —  The Twitter Political Index could be one of the most powerful social media tools of the election.  —  Right now, if you want to know how the country feels about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, you have to rely …
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
So How Are the Olympics Performing Online?  NBC Won't Say Neither will comScore, Nielsen, or anybody else just yet  —  Five days into the Olympics and here is what we know: NBC is pretty consistently killing it with its TV ratings, beating its Beijing numbers four nights in a row.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Time Warner's New Strategy For CNN: To Find a New Strategy  —  Does Time Warner have a programming strategy for CNN at the ready to replace the failed one pursued by departing worldwide president Jim Walton?  It sure didn't sound like it on the media conglomerate's second-quarter earnings call.
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
So, what's next for CNN?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Twitter a publisher or a distributor?  There's a crucial difference  —  There are a whole host of issues raised by the case of Guy Adams, the British journalist whose Twitter account was recently suspended and then reinstated — including the potential clash between Twitter's desire …
Discussion: MediaShift and Washington Post
Guy Adams / The Independent:
Twitter backs down at last - but why did I get banned?
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Poynter
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
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