In the beginning was the word, and the word was plagiarized, and this regular old plagiarism was bad. But then Jonah Lehrer taught us about self-plagiarism, and that was bad, too, but somehow less so. And now Jane Goodall is teaching us about Wikipedia plagiarism, which seems bad as well, and you know what? It’s [...]Show More Summary
Plagiarism is a hot topic. The (ex) German Education Minister did it. George Harrison (yes, that one) did it. Jonah Lehrer, formerly of The New Yorker, did it (and got paid $20,000 for confessing!). As Pablo Picasso put it, "Good artists copy, great artists steal," but so do lots of other people.
Troubles for Jonah Lehrer, journalist wunderkind turned plagiarist and disgraced author, will not abate. On Friday night, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which published all three of Mr. Lehrer’s books, confirmed that after an internal fact-checking...Show More Summary
The Daily Beast | The New York Times Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will stop selling Jonah Lehrer’s 2010 book “How We Decide,” Michael Moynihan reports. After an internal review uncovered significant problems with the book, the publisher is “taking How We … Read more
Former New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer has had a second novel pulled from bookshelves. According to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt senior vice president Bruce Nichols, Lehrer’s 2009 novel How We Decide is being taken “off sale” with “no plans to reissue it in the future.” The decision to remove the book from shelves came after an internal [...]Show More Summary
The disgraced writer's 2009 book "How We Decide" is being withdrawn after his latest book "Imagine" was pulled from shelves when it was revealed that he fabricated quotes from Bob Dylan and plagiarized excerpts. read more
(Reuters) - A second book by U.S. writer Jonah Lehrer, who previously admitted to making up quotes from singer Bob Dylan, is being pulled from sale, its publisher said on Friday.
(Reuters) - A second book by U.S. writer Jonah Lehrer, who previously admitted to making up quotes from singer Bob Dylan, is being pulled from sale, its publisher said on Friday. Lehrer's book "How We Decide" will no longer be sold after going through a fact checking process, according to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Show More Summary
BY ILIA BLINDERMAN Another day, another book pulled off the shelves for Jonah Lehrer Jonah Lehrer, the former poster boy of popular science writing, can’t seem to catch a break. After his poorly-received mea culpa for plagiarism and journalistic improprieties (which, controversially,...
Fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in his previous book, "Imagine" led to author Jonah Lehrer's resignation from the New Yorker, and to the publisher of that book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, pulling it from store shelves. Now, according toShow More Summary
Jonah Lehrer's $20,000 honorarium for his Knight Foundation speaking engagement drew a great deal of criticism, most of it justified.
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Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin wishes people would lay off of Jonah Lehrer. It's bad enough that people made a fuss last July about falsified quotes and plagiarism that caused Lehrer's publisher to recall his book Imagine and cost him a plum job at The New Yorker. Now people are crying foul [...]
Even as a completely disgraced journalist, Jonah Lehrer is still making more money than most journalists just for being Jonah Lehrer. The Knight Foundation paid him twenty thousand dollars to discuss being a plagiarist in a public forum. Show More Summary
Jonah Lehrer recently spoke at length about his misdeeds. But for a man who talked almost an hour, he had surprisingly little useful to say.
The Knight Foundation says it regrets the deal it made with Jonah Lehrer. The Knight Foundation paid known plagiarist Jonah Lehrer $20,000 for a speech about his plagiarism at a conference this week, speaking about what cost him his job at The New Yorker, says Slate. An apology had been issued on the Knight Foundation’s [...]Show More Summary
If you are a journalist or writer making at least part of your living on the Internet, heed this lesson: Don’t lie. Pretty simple, really. But, if you have been naughty and you have the misfortune to be caught in a lie, you should at the very least follow these simple rules: Stop lying Confess your crime Apologize Don’t make...
Am I the only one who feels bad for Jonah Lehrer? The disgraced science writer, who lost his staff writer job at the New Yorker — and, quite possibly, his career — last summer after it was revealed that he had made up quotes (by BobShow More Summary
The Knight Foundation has issued an apology for paying Jonah Lehrer $20,000 to speak at its media seminar. ”Controversial speakers should have platforms, but Knight Foundation should not have put itself into a position tantamount to rewarding people who have violated the basic tenets of journalism,” reads a statement on its website. Show More Summary
Jonah Lehrer, promising young golden boy of Gladwellian think-journalism, has had a bad eight months. Caught plagiarizing himself last June; soon after, caught fabricating quotes, and forced to resign from his plum gig at the New Yorker, and rapidly cast out of the chosen fold to wander the wilderness as a sort of fallen angel. Show More Summary