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8:30 AM ET, June 21, 2012

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Jennifer Schuessler / ArtsBeat:
Lehrer Apologizes for Recycling Work, While New Yorker Says It Won't Happen Again  —  The science writer Jonah Lehrer, author of the runaway bestseller “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” has become the latest high-profile journalist to be caught up in a plagiarism scandal …
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Jack Shafer:
Jonah Lehrer's recycling business  —  “Write every piece three times,” the late Richard Strout used to advise journalists who craved advancement in the profession.  —  Strout, who wrote the New Republic's TRB column for four decades and worked 60 years as a Washington correspondent …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and FishbowlNY
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Jonah Lehrer is the latest target of Google Game, crowdsourced investigation
Discussion: CJR
Felix Salmon / CJR:
How Jonah Lehrer should blog
Discussion: Poynter, Gawker and Noah Brier dot Com
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Prepares to Replace Ann Curry on ‘Today’  —  NBC executives are readying a plan to replace Ann Curry on the “Today” show, only a year after she became the co-host of the iconic franchise.  The planning — which is taking place in secret and has not been finalized …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Philly publisher Bob Hall to staff: ‘We will probably experience another substantial loss this year’  —  In a memo to staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, returning Philadelphia Media Network publisher Bob Hall says a report of $4 million profit didn't take into account …
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Andrew Sarris, Influential Film Critic, Dies at 83  —  Andrew Sarris, one of the nation's most influential film critics and a champion of auteur theory, which holds that a director's voice is central to great filmmaking, died on Wednesday morning in Manhattan.  He was 83.
Donna Bowater / Telegraph:
Julian Assange: President of Ecuador Rafael Correa to rule on asylum decision today  —  The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, is expected to give instructions on the WikiLeaks founder's application today.  Assange, 40, spent a second night at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London …
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Dave Winer:
News industry watches as Twitter moves toward the news system of the future  —  Twitter will now include, for a story from a partner:  —  1. The headline.  —  2. A brief synopsis.  —  3. A photo or illustration.  —  4. A link to the full article.  —  5. A link to subscribe to the source (not the tweeter).
Harrisburg Patriot-News:
Jerry Sandusky trial: Subpoenaed Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim refuses to testify  —  BELLEFONTE — Despite what jurors were told Wednesday, Sara Ganim would have refused to answer questions on the stand in the Jerry Sandusky trial.  View full sizeChris Knight Sara Ganim The Patriot-News reporter …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
SOURCE: AOL Faces Brutal Choice On Patch — Close It Or Double Down  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has a simple but brutal choice to make about Patch, a source close to the ad sales side of the local news business told us over lunch recently: Ditch it or double down and take the thing national …
Discussion: Street Fight
Earl J. Wilkinson / INMA:
What rapid changes in U.S. newspapers in past 30 days mean to us all  —  The United States newspaper industry has been re-made so rapidly in the past 30 days that it is difficult to make sense of it all.  It is a staggering amount of change crammed into a short period of time …
Discussion: Poynter
Kelsey Pospisil / American Journalism Review:
For BuzzFeed's New Washington Bureau, An Atypical Approach  —  It's no secret that BuzzFeed is hardly a traditional news organization.  The site made its name as the place to go to get a handle on viral Internet memes.  But late last year it added original political content to its menu.
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
From Penguin, a Plan to Make Its E-Books Available in New York City Libraries  —  In the past year, Penguin Group USA has slowly pulled away from the library e-book market.  Now it is tiptoeing back in.  —  The publisher is working with New York City libraries and 3M on a pilot program …
Guardian:
Mail on Sunday journalist who claimed Leveson threatened to quit to appear at inquiry  —  The journalist responsible for a Mail on Sunday story which claimed Lord Justice Leveson had threatened to quit over comments made by a government minister is expected to appear before the inquiry next week.
Discussion: Big News Network.com
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Martin Hickman / The Independent:   Boris Johnson under fresh pressure over Murdoch meeting
 
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Lev Grossman / entertainment.time.com:
The Department of Justice vs. the Publishers: Nobody Wins
Discussion: Melville House Books
Associated Press:
Stony Brook University plans Marie Colvin international reporting center in memory of slain journalist
Steve Myers / Poynter:
African-Americans take greater hit in Times-Picayune layoffs
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
Alec Baldwin To Charlie Rose: ‘Political Opposition’ Misrepresenting Paparazzi Scuffle
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
American Prospect Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Raises Enough To Stay Alive
Discussion: LA Observed
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Rollingstone.com lays off staffers
Discussion: Gawker and FishbowlNY
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
YouTube founders to launch mysterious publishing service Zeen next week
MSNBC:
Acclaimed reporter admits helping family of alleged Sandusky victim investigate case
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Will a TV Show About the News be More Compelling Than the Real Thing?