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12:20 AM ET, February 13, 2013

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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jonah Lehrer earns $20,000 honorarium for talking about plagiarism at Knight lunch  —  At a talk this afternoon in Miami, Jonah Lehrer acknowledged his plagiarism and fabrications and talked about how he hopes to redeem his reputation.  Lehrer read prepared remarks and answered questions …
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Jonah Lehrer Thinks He Can Humblebrag His Way Back Into Journalism  —  Can you outsource integrity?  Jonah Lehrer thinks so.  In fact, that's his plan for reviving his career as a big-idea science journalist.  —  At a seminar hosted by the Knight Foundation on Tuesday afternoon …
Erik Wemple:
Knight foundation president: Lehrer's $20,000 not controversial  —  Poynter reported earlier today that disgraced ex-science reporter/cerebral guy Jonah Lehrer received $20,000 for a speech that he gave today at a Knight Foundation seminar.  The news prompted its share of Twitterrage:
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Jim Romenesko:   Jonah Lehrer: ‘My mistakes have caused deep pain to those I care about’
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Jim Roberts Goes to Reuters  —  Jim Roberts, who took the Times buyout last month, is going to Reuters.  Mr. Roberts will be the executive editor of Reuters digital, Reuters digital editor Chrsytia Freeland announced in a staff memo today.  Mr. Roberts was the Times assistant managing editor and has a devoted Twitter following.
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Jim Roberts, Reuters' newest hire, on the digital side of the NYT, paywall math, and next steps  —  Judging by his pace on Twitter, little has changed for Jim Roberts over the last three weeks.  The links to news near and far, on topics both timely and unearthed, are coming as rapid as ever.
Media Decoder:
Comcast Buys Rest of NBC in Early Sale  —  8:53 p.m. |  Updated Comcast gave NBCUniversal a $16.7 billion vote of confidence on Tuesday, agreeing to pay that sum to acquire General Electric's remaining 49 percent stake in the entertainment company.  The deal accelerated a sales process that was expected to take several more years.
Discussion: Adweek, The Wrap, Bloomberg and DealBook
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Comcast to Acquire General Electric's 49% Common Equity Ownership Interest in NBCUniversal  —  Comcast Corporation CMCSA +0.85% CMCSK +0.89% announced today it will acquire GE's entire 49% common equity stake in the NBCUniversal joint venture for approximately $16.7 billion.
Steve Schaefer / Forbes:
Comcast Beats Estimates, Boosts Dividend And Buys The Rest Of NBC From GE  —  Comcast was quite busy after the closing bell Tuesday, releasing fourth-quarter results that beat the Street's consensus estimate, hiking its dividend by 20% and launching a $2 billion share buyback.
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
Ezra Klein: The Wise Boy  —  A tale of striving and success in modern-day Washington.  The first time I interviewed Ezra Klein, the 28-year-old prince of D.C. media, he brought me a sandwich: prosciutto on a poppy-seed baguette.  (Also, chips and a beverage.)
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Erik Huggers: Intel will launch its own TV service this year  —  Intel Media boss Erik Huggers finally broke his silence about the company's TV plans at All Things Digital's Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California Tuesday, confirming reports from GigaOM and others that the company …
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Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Intel confirms Internet TV service and set-top box are on the way
Discussion: AllThingsD
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Hearst's David Carey on How People Are Still Reading Magazines.  Really!  —  Despite what you may have read online, the print magazine business is actually pretty good.  —  Or so says Hearst Magazines President David Carey.  —  “A lot of magazines get tarred with a lot of the anxiety around …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:   Hearst: Women finally embracing online magazines thanks to 7-inch screens
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What Nextdoor is doing right with hyperlocal and Patch is doing wrong  —  Serving hyperlocal community-level or neighborhood-level markets with news and information is a tough business — just ask NBC, which recently closed the doors on its EveryBlock unit, or AOL, which is still fighting …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
HBO Adds AirPlay To Stream HBO GO From iPhones And iPads To The Biggest Screen In The Home  —  Over the last several years, HBO has been making its streaming video product more attractive to users by adding more and more devices that users can stream its programming on.
 
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