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12:45 PM ET, February 13, 2013

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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Jonah Lehrer falls into familiar pattern, fails to face his reckoning  —  In recent years, though certainly not recently, many conference attendees have heard Jonah Lehrer speak about how our brains and our personal interactions affect our behaviours in interesting and surprising ways.
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My Apology  —  I'd like to begin by thanking the Knight Foundation for the invitation to speak.  —  I've been asked to give a talk about decision-making.  I'm going to focus today on bad decisions, on the causes and repercussions of failure.  The failure I'll be talking about is my own.
Discussion: Poynter and @jonahlehrer
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jonah Lehrer earns $20,000 honorarium for talking about plagiarism at Knight lunch
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
The accused: At least 55 UK journalists arrested since April 2011  —  At least 55 journalists have now been arrested in the last two years as a result of police investigations stemming from the phone-hacking scandal.  On 13 February, a further six former News of the World journalists …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking inquiry: Sun's Fabulous and northern features editors arrested  —  Rachel Richardson, editor of Sunday glossy, and Jane Atkinson questioned over alleged interception of phone messages  —  The two Sun journalists arrested on Wednesday in connection with alleged phone hacking …
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast CEO 'Bullish About NBCUniversal's Future,' NBC Turnaround  —  Comcast is “bullish about NBCUniversal's future,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said Wednesday in explaining why the cable giant decided to take full control of the entertainment company earlier than originally planned.
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Jennifer Booton / Fox Business:
Thomson Reuters To Slash 2,500 Jobs, 4% of Workforce  —  Thomson Reuters (TRI) plans to cut 2,500 jobs this year, or 4% of its global workforce, as it continues to axe costs as part of a larger overhaul.  —  The company said on Wednesday that it expects to spend about $100 million on severance costs …
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters revenue outlook disappoints  —  (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters' (TRI.TO) (TRI.N) revenue forecast for 2013 failed to impress Wall Street and the shares fell 3 percent, overshadowing bullish remarks from Chief Executive James Smith that his turnaround plan was gaining traction.
TechCrunch:
AOL Confirms gdgt Acquisition, Quests For tch Domination  —  AOL (owners of TechCrunch) today is taking one more step to build out its content empire: it has officially confirmed the acquisition of technology reviews site gdgt — first reported by TechCrunch nearly two weeks ago.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Hughes' New Republic has 45,000 subscribers, thinks Twitter beats Facebook for news  —  When multimillionaire and former Facebook executive Chris Hughes bought the struggling New Republic last year, critics were quick to dismiss the purchase as a rich man's folly.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
As Competition With Streaming Services Heats Up, Amazon And CBS Expand Content Licensing Deal  —  Literally days after Amazon announced a unique content deal with CBS for in-season streaming of Stephen King's “Under the Dome” series this summer, the company today added that now has an expanded relationship …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Financial Times Turns 125  —  The Financial Times marks its 125th anniversary today, and, befitting the challenges facing newspapers today, the celebration will have practical elements.  —  An ad campaign with the somber tagline “Still guiding the way for global business” is breaking in print and online.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Startup Plympton acquires DailyLit to deliver serial fiction in a digital age  —  Plympton, the startup launched last year by former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8 Lee and novelist Yael Goldstein Love, is acquiring DailyLit, a site that delivers books in installments by email and RSS, for an undisclosed sum.
 
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Jamillah Knowles / The Next Web:
The UK's Brit Awards to be Shazam-enabled to provide extra content for music fans
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AP Hires Mashable Exec to Build Digital Ad Strategy
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