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7:55 PM ET, August 3, 2012

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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Plagiarism, more fake interviews in Jonah Lehrer's ‘Imagine,’ ‘How We Decide’  —  Michael C. Moynihan, the journalist who discovered that Jonah Lehrer had fabricated quotations from Bob Dylan and misquoted others in his book “Imagine,” says he's found more problems:
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Felix Salmon:
Jonah Lehrer, TED, and the narrative dark arts  —  One of the most interesting takes on l'affaire Jonah Lehrer comes in a book review which was almost certainly written before any of the latest revelations: Evgeny Morozov's hilarious and masterful dismantling of Parag Khanna in particular and the whole TED mindset in general.
Seth Mnookin / The Panic Virus:
Jonah Lehrer's missing compass
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:   15 Minutes of Meaning for Jonah Lehrer
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. second-quarter profit up 13.6 percent  —  The Washington Post Co. reported a 13.6 percent increase in second quarter profit, but net income from continuing operations fell 28.6 percent.  —  The company announced net income of $51.8 million, or $8.84 a share, up from $45.6 million, or $5.74 a share, a year earlier.
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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Washington Post's not-so-good earnings report  —  The paper puts a positive spin on another poor quarter  —  Here's how the Washington Post covers its namesake parent company's dismal second-quarter earnings report: … Here's how everybody else covers the Washington Post's erns:
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newhouse on New Orleans changes: 'There's every reason to be upset and angry, but...'  —  Steven Newhouse knows a lot of people don't like his company's decision to reduce print frequency and staff at its newspapers and move most of its publishing online.  —  “There's every reason to be upset …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
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Steve Newhouse / Poynter:
Steve Newhouse explains Michigan transition, Times-Picayune future  —  Opinion: Securing a Future for Our Local Journalism  —  Four years ago, Advance Publications, which operates newspapers and websites in more than 25 cities, began looking at different approaches to building a viable future for our local newspapers and websites.
Richard Prince / The Maynard Institute …:
NAHJ Defends Ban on Social Media  —  “We're Not Required to Be Open to the Public”  —  NPR Gets $1.5 Million for Journalism Initiative on Race  —  The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is justified in banning reporters from tweeting from its meeting because “we're not a government entity” …
Discussion: NPR, Unity News and Loop21
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Nadia Khan / Unity News:
Student journalist ejected from open NAHJ board meeting
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Division Threatens Unity as Minority Journalists Meet
Steve Myers / Poynter:
How AP photographer captured Gabby Douglas Olympics photo: Practice, practice, practice  —  Associated Press photojournalist Greg Bull was waiting for that moment, the point in Gabby Douglas' balance bar routine at which she leaps the highest, spreading her arms and legs and looking straight up at the ceiling.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS Loves Apple TV, in Theory  —  CBS boss Les Moonves gets asked a lot about his willingness to do business with Apple.  And his answer is always the same: “Sure!  As long as it's on our terms.”  —  Yesterday's earnings call was no exception.  Here's the full exchange between the CBS CEO …
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
CBS Second-Quarter Profit Rose 8.1% as Advertising Slid
Discussion: Business Insider and Adweek
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Brides to Go Bimonthly  —  These days, bridal-industry experts say it takes a year and a half to plan a wedding.  Coincidentally, it seems that will be the same amount of time it will take Brides magazine to overhaul its magazine, which began almost a year ago with the hiring of new editor …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Adweek, Folio and AdAge
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Is Facebook Stories the next Patch, Flipboard, HuffPo or something else?  —  Facebook is testing out original content publishing with Facebook Stories, a site that will “share the stories of people using Facebook in extraordinary ways.”  It's unclear what Facebook Stories is yet …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Women Are Dominating Social-Media Conversation About the Olympics  —  Boys vs. Girls: Some Mid-Games Insights From Trendrr  —  Some quick gender-related insights from Ad Age's editorial partner, social-media monitoring firm Trendrr, which has been intensively monitoring the Olympics:
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Truth About Pay TV: It's Still Not Shrinking  —  Reuters says more than 400,000 Americans have dropped pay TV this year.  So maybe cord-cutting is real, after all.  —  But if it is, the numbers don't show it.  —  It's easy to be confused about this stuff, but it's also easy to clear it up …
Discussion: Reuters, BGR, Forbes, CNET, paidContent and Forbes
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