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6:20 PM 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.
Jim Romenesko:
Free plagiarism checker finds more Jonah Lehrer journalistic misdeeds  —  From JUSTIN MEGAHAN: Last night I was wondering if a basic free plagiarism checker that is used by high school teachers to check their students work — The Plagiarism Checker — would find the plagiarized excerpts from Jonah Lehrer's “The Psychology of Nakedness”.
Discussion: @justinrmegahan
Julie Moos / Poynter: investigator on Jonah Lehrer plagiarism: ‘I think the safety net has eroded’  —  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.
Karl Taro Greenfeld / Business Week:
ESPN: Everywhere Sports Profit Network  —  ESPN's global headquarters span 18 buildings and 123 acres in Bristol, Conn. The campus occupies a fenced-in hillside, though deer frequently end up trapped inside the fence, and appears to be in a state of constant flux.
Discussion: @carr2n
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
HuffPost Highlights taps reader-powered curation of best passages  —  When your website puts out thousands of pieces of content a day, how do you consistently and efficiently surface the best stuff?  —  The simplest way is to just follow the cowpaths — the routes where reader behavior naturally flows.
Discussion: TechPresident
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 …
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 …
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
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Discussion: The Wrap
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat
Discussion: Bloomberg, New York Times and Reuters
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Anonymous Leaks Secret New York Times Correspondences That Reveal Reporters' Shocking Competence
Discussion: and New York Times
Josh Stearns / MediaShift:
The Rise of Ad-Hoc Journalist Support Networks
 Earlier Picks: 
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Newsweek/The Daily Beast Sets Traffic Record
Discussion: AdAge
John Glenday / The Drum:
Cameron pre-empts Leveson with press self-regulation plans
Discussion: Guardian
US grants asylum to Ecuadorean journalist
Discussion: Guardian
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why can't we just admit that journalists are human?