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3:15 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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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:
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’
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.
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.
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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.
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
How Comcast Scared Up All That GE Cash  —  Comcast on Tuesday announced it will pay $16.7 billion to acquire the 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal owned by General Electric, a move that accelerates the buyout well ahead of analysts' expectations.  —  The Philadelphia-based cable giant …
Discussion: The Wrap
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Comcast Will Buy Rest of GE's NBC Stake for $16.7 Billion
Discussion: Fast Company and DealBook
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
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines
Julia Angwin:
Why I'm unfriending you on Facebook  —  I have 666 friends on Facebook.  By next week, I hope to have none.  —  I am going to spend this week “unfriending” all of my Facebook friends because I have come to believe that Facebook cannot provide me the level of privacy that I need.
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.
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 …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
How the media scene has changed in Colorado since the Rocky Mountain News folded  —  The media landscape in Colorado has changed dramatically in the past five years.  —  In 2008, Colorado's main content providers were the same traditional print and broadcast news organizations that had been providing the state with news for decades.
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
 
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Cody Lee / iDownloadBlog.com:
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Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The NYT's newspaper industry rarity: growth
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