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11:20 AM ET, September 1, 2012


 Top News: 
Evan Hansen / Wired:
Violations of Editorial Standards Found in WIRED Writer's Blog  —  This week we concluded a preliminary WIRED review of a sample of articles from Jonah Lehrer's personal blog, Frontal Cortex, which was active on from July 2010 through June 2012.  The review was conducted by Charles Seife …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Charles Seife / Slate:
Jonah Lehrer's Journalistic Misdeeds at  —  An investigation reveals evidence of plagiarism, dodgy quotes, and factual inaccuracies.  —  For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Why Slate published Wired's Jonah Lehrer plagiarism investigation  —  Longtime science journalist Charles Seife was vaguely familiar with Jonah Lehrer's work before asked him two weeks ago to investigate a sample of blog posts for plagiarism, fabrication and other shortcuts.
John Micek / Morning Call:
Reaction to fewer print days mixed  —  Age, it turns out, is a fairly reliable predictor of reader reaction to the Harrisburg Patriot-News' plan to stop publishing the print version of its newspaper four days of the week.  “This is the state capital and now it won't have a daily newspaper …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
What the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you  —  The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of $0.25 to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers.  It's splashy news, but the reality is more complicated.
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Washington Post innovates at the conventions: ‘Mobile, social, video’  —  Big events like national political conventions seem to bring out the best in journalism innovations.  In 1924, at the GOP convention, the first radio broadcasters announced Calvin Coolidge's nomination.
Discussion: Washington Post
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
‘USA Today’ Debuts High School Football Mag  —  This weekend, high school football fans in 11 markets across the country will have the chance to see their favorite local stars highlighted in Prime, the debut magazine from USA Today Sports.  The color insert, of which 550,000 copies …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Former Dow Jones President Expected To Join Time Inc. Overseeing News and Sports  —  Company Still Settling on New Publisher for Time Magazine  —  Time Inc. is expected to name former Dow Jones executive Todd Larsen to lead its news and sports brands, according to people familiar with the company's plans.
Discussion: The Wrap
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Newsweek's Anti-Obama Cover Set to Be a Newsstand Hit  —  Newsweek received withering and widespread criticism over its “Hit the Road, Barack” cover story by Niall Ferguson.  The magazine had become “an august publication letting itself be used to misinform readers,” critics said …
Discussion: Forbes and New York Magazine
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:   Newsweek/The Daily Beast Hires and Promotes
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:   Newsweek/The Daily Beast Sets Traffic Record
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
A Reluctant Farewell To Cord-Cutting After 13 Years and $8,000 In Savings  —  I was the television industry's worst nightmare.  Now, I may be its best hope.  —  For years, the phenomenon of cord-cutting — people choosing to get their entertainment over the internet rather than via cable or satellite TV …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Why News Organizations Spent Millions At The RNC  —  The CNN Grill cost about $2 million, a source says.  Marketing for media, as well as the party.  —  Piers Morgan interviews the Romney sons at the CNN Grill.  Source:  —  Political conventions represent …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Anonymous Leaks Secret New York Times Correspondences That Reveal Reporters' Shocking Competence  —  Anonymous declared war on the New York Times this week, launching “OpNYT” on Wednesday.  Unlike most actions by the crippled hacktivist collective these days, their attack on the Times …
Discussion: and New York Times
Erik Wemple:
Fact-checking renegade: Los Angeles Times  —  A few years back, the Los Angeles Times considered joining a runaway industry trend.  Everywhere you clicked on the political web, it seemed, someone was putting the drywall and paint on a stand-alone, cleverly branded fact-checking machine …
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