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1:20 AM ET, August 4, 2012

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Felix Salmon:
Jonah Lehrer, TED, and the narrative dark arts  —  One of the most interesting takes on l'affaire Jonah Lehrer comes in a book review which was almost certainly written before any of the latest revelations: Evgeny Morozov's hilarious and masterful dismantling of Parag Khanna in particular and the whole TED mindset in general.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Plagiarism, more fake interviews in Jonah Lehrer's ‘Imagine,’ ‘How We Decide’  —  Michael C. Moynihan, the journalist who discovered that Jonah Lehrer had fabricated quotations from Bob Dylan and misquoted others in his book “Imagine,” says he's found more problems:
Seth Mnookin / The Panic Virus:
Jonah Lehrer's missing compass
Discussion: Guardian, New York Magazine and Forbes
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:   15 Minutes of Meaning for Jonah Lehrer
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Washington Post's not-so-good earnings report  —  The paper puts a positive spin on another poor quarter  —  Here's how the Washington Post covers its namesake parent company's dismal second-quarter earnings report: … Here's how everybody else covers the Washington Post's erns:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newhouse on New Orleans changes: 'There's every reason to be upset and angry, but...'  —  Steven Newhouse knows a lot of people don't like his company's decision to reduce print frequency and staff at its newspapers and move most of its publishing online.  —  “There's every reason to be upset …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
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Steve Newhouse / Poynter:
Steve Newhouse explains Michigan transition, Times-Picayune future  —  Opinion: Securing a Future for Our Local Journalism  —  Four years ago, Advance Publications, which operates newspapers and websites in more than 25 cities, began looking at different approaches to building a viable future for our local newspapers and websites.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
How AP photographer captured Gabby Douglas Olympics photo: Practice, practice, practice  —  Associated Press photojournalist Greg Bull was waiting for that moment, the point in Gabby Douglas' balance bar routine at which she leaps the highest, spreading her arms and legs and looking straight up at the ceiling.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS Loves Apple TV, in Theory  —  CBS boss Les Moonves gets asked a lot about his willingness to do business with Apple.  And his answer is always the same: “Sure!  As long as it's on our terms.”  —  Yesterday's earnings call was no exception.  Here's the full exchange between the CBS CEO …
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
CBS Second-Quarter Profit Rose 8.1% as Advertising Slid
Discussion: Business Insider and Adweek
Erik Wemple:
Harry Reid, keep talking to the Huffington Post  —  In 1995, a reporter for the Daily Local News of West Chester, Pa., recorded some newsworthy comments by a member of the Parkesburg Borough Council.  The remarks were directed at the council's president and the mayor, who were “liars,” …
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Magazine Newsstand Sales Still Falling in 2012  —  The numbers coming from the Audit Bureau of Circulations on Tuesday are likely to show yet another soft performance for magazine newsstand sales, especially for women's titles.  —  Many of the biggest women's newsstand players saw double …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Look Ma, TV!  First broadcast TV phone appears on MetroPCS  —  Starting now, MetroPCS is in the free-to-air TV business, but the sets it's selling are rather small, fitting not only into the palm of your hand but within the confines of a smartphone screen.  MetroPCS on Friday began selling …
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Brides to Go Bimonthly  —  These days, bridal-industry experts say it takes a year and a half to plan a wedding.  Coincidentally, it seems that will be the same amount of time it will take Brides magazine to overhaul its magazine, which began almost a year ago with the hiring of new editor …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Adweek, Folio and AdAge
Richard Prince / The Maynard Institute …:
NAHJ Defends Ban on Social Media  —  “We're Not Required to Be Open to the Public”  —  NPR Gets $1.5 Million for Journalism Initiative on Race  —  The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is justified in banning reporters from tweeting from its meeting because “we're not a government entity” …
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Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Division Threatens Unity as Minority Journalists Meet
 
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Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Women Are Dominating Social-Media Conversation About the Olympics
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Gerald Gold, Editor on the Pentagon Papers, Dies at 85
Dvora Meyers / Deadspin:
Fake, Jingoistic, And Stupid: Gymnastics Coverage Is The Worst Part Of NBC's Olympics
Discussion: The Awl, CJR and EdCone.com
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Rick Gorka, Romney ‘Kiss My A—’ Spokesman, Taking A Break From Campaign
Discussion: New York Magazine and ABCNEWS
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
NBC, Olympics Sucking Up Ad Revenue, Rivals Say