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Book Review: So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Phil Simon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

For millennia, man has put his foot in his mouth. Twitter didn't invent the inappropriate joke and employees have ranted about their bosses long before Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook.

Perilous Plagiarism

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.10.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

These words were shockingly familiar to me as a college president who has seen my fair share of plagiarism cases. They are part of the litany of excuses that many students recite upon finding themselves accused of plagiarizing term papers.

Label Yourself and Your Business Before Someone Else Does

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Interestingness is the instigator, the hardy pigeon that can carry your message most anywhere. Interestingness makes a message get heard above the noi...

Jonah Lehrer Facing New Questions About Possible Plagiarism

Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

Jonah Lehrer is facing questions about plagiarism once again — this time over his book proposal, which just netted him a book deal. Simon & Schus...

The Argument for Authenticity in Popular Culture

Michael Drew | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

At least the notion of authenticity is out there. It means we are looking for what we want to be true. That authenticity, however we define it, is important to us. It demonstrates a shift from earlier in the decade, at the tail end of an era.

Publisher Pulls Jonah Lehrer's "How We Decide" From Stores | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media

Two weeks after disgraced journalist Jonah Lehrer publically apologized for the “frailties” and “weaknesses” that lead to his firing from the ...

The Infallible Knight Foundation

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 04.23.2013 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Is it wrong to say the Knight Foundation is too powerful? Is it ironic to say this when the Miami Herald may be teetering into non-existence in the next five years?

9 Authors With Outrageous Speaking Fees

Posted 02.15.2013 | Books

This week, Jonah Lehrer caused even more controversy when it was announced that he was paid $20,000 for his public apology about his plagiarism scanda...

Foundation Apologizes For Paying Jonah Lehrer $20,000

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media

The foundation that paid $20,000 to Jonah Lehrer for a speech on his serial plagiarism apologized for doing so on Wednesday night. Lehrer made his ...

New Survey Shows That Plagiarism Creates Job Opportunities

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The Winnie Foundation feels that plagiarists are unfairly maligned. The foundation conducted a survey, which proved that plagiarism scandals usually result in weeks of extensive reporting, thus providing new job opportunities for investigative journalists and academic committees.

Journalism Foundation Defends Paying Plagiarist $20,000 To Speak

Michael Calderone | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Why would an organization promoting "journalistic excellence" pay $20,000 to a plagiarist to speak? I asked Knight Foundation president Alberto Ibargüen.

Disgraced Journalist Jonah Lehrer Talks About His Misdeeds; Wants to Earn Trust

Paul Raeburn | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Standing beside a large screen displaying brutal comments on Twitter, the disgraced science writer Jonah Lehrer today delivered a talk that seemed to be aimed primarily at rehabilitating his writing career, rather than offering any insights on his journalistic misdeeds.

Jonah Lehrer: 'I Lied'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media

Jonah Lehrer gave his first extensive public comments about his serial plagiarism at a Knight Foundation seminar on Tuesday. Lehrer was forced to r...

Does Lena Dunham Prove Writers Are as Toxic as Investment Bankers?

Keli Goff | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Keli Goff

A google search of "I hate Lena Dunham" now produces more than a million results, which is quite a lot for someone who entered the public conscious less than a year ago. The question is why?

Why Are We Obsessed With Cheaters?

Lindsay Gellman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Media
Lindsay Gellman

These past warm months have been especially riddled with revelations of academic dishonesty. And the scandals have been extensively covered by the media.

The Culture of Deceit

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.26.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Politicians do it. Journalists do it. Even Harvard students do it. Dissembling, stonewalling and outright lies all pass for political discourse these days. The culture of deceit appears to be not only pervasive, but quite acceptable as a way of doing business.

Jonah Lehrer: I'm Writing About My Scandal

Posted 11.25.2012 | Media

Look out, world: Jonah Lehrer is writing again. The author and former New Yorker writer suffered a massive level of public humiliation when he was ...

The Plagiarism Panic

Edward Wasserman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

If we're not careful, we'll end up not so much protecting originality, but criminalizing routines that are integral to some of the most broadly beneficial practices of contemporary reporting.

A Close Reading Of Jonah Lehrer's College Poem: 'I Am Lying And I Am A Liar'

Posted 09.08.2012 | College

Jonah Lehrer is not merely a former New Yorker writer who happened to be a plagiarist and fabricator (as well as a man about town!) He was also, in hi...

Wired Severs Ties With Disgraced Journalist

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 09.01.2012 | Media

Jonah Lehrer's reputation took another big hit on Friday, when Wired ended its relationship with the writer for failing "to meet WIRED editorial stand...

Do Liars Make Better Writers?

Wendy Merry | Posted 10.24.2012 | Arts
Wendy Merry

Studies insist half of all people fib at least twice a day. Still, it's consistently creative people, not corporate publicists or teenage babysitters that rank the highest. Why?

Jonah Lehrer Keeps Magazine Job

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media

Jonah Lehrer will keep his job with Wired, the magazine told BuzzFeed on Wednesday. Wired will continue to publish Lehrer's work, even after he ad...

Fareed Zakaria's Unapologetic Apology: Par for the Course

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.13.2012 | Media
Stanton Peele

No apologizer in history has ever voluntarily confessed to any other of his misdeeds. These subsequent mishaps are only pointed out by others -- because the miscreants never really admit to what they have done wrong in the first place.

Science Writing: The Perils of Pith

Karthika Swamy Cohen | Posted 10.09.2012 | Media
Karthika Swamy Cohen

I am a fan of Malcolm Gladwell and his brand of writers (their books and articles make entertaining reads and add much to literary journalism and nonfiction); I just have a problem with it being called scientific writing. I read actual science on a daily basis. This is not it.

Jonah Lehrer Scandal Worse Than We Thought | Posted 10.03.2012 | Media

A comment on Jonah Lehrer: I've received a few emails and seen a number of pieces/blog posts that ask, in essence, "what's the big deal"?...