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3:40 PM ET, February 12, 2013


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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jonah Lehrer talks about plagiarism at Knight lunch for $20,000 fee  —  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 from Knight Foundation President …
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 …
Jim Romenesko:
Jonah Lehrer: ‘My mistakes have caused deep pain to those I care about’  —  Here is the opening of Jonah Lehrer's speech at the Knight Foundation's Media Learning Seminar:  —  “I'd like to begin by thanking the Knight Foundation for the invitation to speak.
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.
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 …
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Intel confirms Internet TV service and set-top box are on the way  —  Intel announced it is working on a new Internet TV service and a set-top box.  (John G. Mabanglo/EPA)  —  Intel announced Tuesday it is working on an Internet TV service and set-top box that it hopes to roll out within a year.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Washington Post erroneously reports Sarah Palin joining Al Jazeera  —  The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.
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 …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:   Hearst: Women finally embracing online magazines thanks to 7-inch screens
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Inkling takes on Amazon, Apple with new e-book publishing tool  —  The startup, founded by a former Apple executive, also has allowed users to search via Google within titles made using its technology.  —  The launch of Amazon's first Kindle e-reader in 2007 upended the publishing industry.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
James Harding in talks on senior BBC role  —  Former Times editor could join corporation in one of several vacant positions, including director of news  —  James Harding, the former editor of the Times, has been in talks with the BBC's incoming director general, Tony Hall …
Discussion: @lisaocarroll and @benfenton
Jim Romenesko:
WSJ managing editor: Bloomberg is our biggest competitor  —  When asked who Dow Jones' biggest competitor was, he said, “Competitor or competitors?”  When the questioner kept it singular, Gerry paused for a moment then responded, “Bloomberg.”  He said the answer was based on both what the company …
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