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5:15 PM ET, August 15, 2012


 Top News: 
“Wired” To Publish Jonah Lehrer  —  Jonah Lehrer, the New Yorker ideas writer fired for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes in a nonfiction book, is set to re-emerge as a writer for Wired, where he spent several years and wrote the Frontal Cortex blog, a magazine spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Wired sticks with liar, fabricator  —  They say great magazines aren't afraid of taking risks.  By that standard, Wired is the world's greatest magazine.  —  Wired will continue to publish the work of journalism fraud Jonah Lehrer, news that broke today courtesy of BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith.
Discussion: Poynter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post corrects story that said Fareed Zakaria lifted quote  —  Tuesday, The Washington Post's Paul Farhi reported (and I repeated) Clyde V. Prestowitz's contention that Fareed Zakaria didn't cite a quote of his in Zakaria's book “The Post-American World.”
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp launches anti-corruption review  —  Media group to review compliance with bribery laws in several of its publishing arms, including News International in London  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has launched a review of anti-corruption controls in several …
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:   News Corp sets up global ethics team in wake of hacking scandal
Adrian Holovaty:
Onto the next chapter  —  In July 2007, I founded a company called EveryBlock.  August 31 will be my last day at the company.  —  I've worked on this for five years, three of those after selling it to, and I've developed an uncontrollable itch to do something new.
Richard Gingras / Poynter:
Google's Gingras: ‘The future of journalism can and will be better than its past’  —  The following address was given by Richard Gingras, director of news and social products at Google, as the opening keynote of the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Google acquires media companies without becoming one
Stephen Foley / The Independent:
Bad news for Reuters  —  It is 161 years since Paul Julius Reuter, a German-born entrepreneur whose first venture in the news business was sending carrier pigeons across Europe, installed himself in the London Stock Exchange, called himself the Reuter's Telegram Company and started selling …
Discussion: Reuters and Press Gazette
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Reuters faces fresh hacker attack
Erik Wemple:
No more  —  This may be one of the last times that does what it's most famous for.  Getting media attention, that is.  —  When I attempted to log onto the site this afternoon, nothing approaching the template popped up.  Instead, I was redirected to …
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Fox Networks' President & COO David Haslingden Stepping Down  —  David Haslingden, the president and COO of Fox Networks Group, will step down at the end of the calendar year, NewsCorp. said Wednesday.  —  Haslingden, who has served in the position since January 2011, is leaving to return …
Andy Ostroy / The Huffington Post:
Soledad O'Brien's Amazing John Sununu Interview Should Be Taught in Journalism School  —  CNN's Soledad O'Brien did something which is extremely rare in television news these days: she actually did her job.  And it was the best example of truly awesome journalism I've seen since Katie Couric …
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
The Pretty New Web and the Future of “Native” Advertising  —  Something is going on with the Internet, and, once again, it's fun, but maybe not that fun.  There's a rash of actually quite cool new “products”—services, websites, “apps” (sigh)—and they have a lot in common.
Anil Dash:   Stop Publishing Web Pages
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter co-founder tweets out preview of his new project at Obvious: publishing platform Medium
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
With Nearly 10 Percent Drop in Week After Alibaba Cash Switch, Yahoo Shareholders in “Marissery”  —  Never let it be said that Yahoo shareholders aren't expressive.  —  After a 9.2 percent drop in its stock this week — from climbing to $16.30 a share last Wednesday to a downward-sliding $14.73 close today …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Forbes
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Getty Images bought by private equity firm Carlyle Group  —  Co-founders Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein will remain investors as world's biggest picture agency acquired for £2.1bn  —  The world's biggest picture agency, Getty Images, has been acquired for $3.3bn (£2.1bn) by the private equity firm Carlyle Group.
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Jim Romenesko:
Washington Times founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon in intensive care
Discussion: Associated Press
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Newspapers: Post Office Proposal Could Cost Us $1 Billion
Assange faces arrest even if Ecuador grants asylum
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, Guardian and RT
Jim Romenesko:
Is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about to be sold?
Discussion: Urban Milwaukee and Business Wire
John Koblin / Deadspin:
For The Second Time In Three Weeks, ESPN Plagiarizes A Reporter's Work
DiAngelea Millar / …:
The last Money intern at The Times-Picayune turns out the lights
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
BuzzFeed, The ‘New Kids’ In 2012, Looking For More Buzz At Conventions
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Siri's sister company Trapit debuts its redesigned iPad app and other newsreaders are in trouble
Discussion: App Advice, Thanks:@jordan_tara
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CNN Promises ‘Unbiased’ Coverage Of 2012 Conventions