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2:35 PM ET, August 15, 2012

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BuzzFeed:
“Wired” To Publish Jonah Lehrer  —  Jonah Lehrer, the New Yorker ideas writer fired for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes in a nonfiction book, is set to re-emerge as a writer for Wired, where he spent several years and wrote the Frontal Cortex blog, a magazine spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Wired sticks with liar, fabricator
Discussion: Poynter
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
NYT's new CEO: BBC's Thompson is custodian and curator, not digital creator  —  Mark Thompson's appointment as president and CEO of The New York Times Company is an eyebrow-raiser.  But it may yet prove inspired.  So who is Mark Thompson, and what will he bring to the Gray Lady?
Discussion: BBC and @gabrielsherman
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Media Decoder:
Times Co. Names Mark Thompson Chief Executive  —  The New York Times Company has named Mark Thompson, the departing director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as its new president and chief executive.  —  Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the chairman of the Times Company and the newspaper's publisher …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post corrects story that said Fareed Zakaria lifted quote  —  Tuesday, The Washington Post's Paul Farhi reported (and I repeated) Clyde V. Prestowitz's contention that Fareed Zakaria didn't cite a quote of his in Zakaria's book “The Post-American World.”
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David Frum / The Daily Beast:
A False Charge Against Fareed Zakaria  —  Is Fareed Zakaria a quote thief?  This is the latest charge brought against the CNN host.  From both hard evidence and direct personal experience, I can answer: No. Last week, The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg charged that Fareed Zakaria had used work of Jeffrey's without attribution.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Fareed Zakaria: ‘People are piling on with every grudge or vendetta’
Richard Gingras / Poynter:
Google's Gingras: ‘The future of journalism can and will be better than its past’  —  The following address was given by Richard Gingras, director of news and social products at Google, as the opening keynote of the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication …
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Google acquires media companies without becoming one
Discussion: The Week, Forbes and Skift
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp launches anti-corruption review  —  Media group to review compliance with bribery laws in several of its publishing arms, including News International in London  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has launched a review of anti-corruption controls in several …
Discussion: The Wrap
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:   News Corp sets up global ethics team in wake of hacking scandal
Adrian Holovaty:
Onto the next chapter  —  In July 2007, I founded a company called EveryBlock.  August 31 will be my last day at the company.  —  I've worked on this for five years, three of those after selling it to msnbc.com, and I've developed an uncontrollable itch to do something new.
Discussion: @dangillmor
Stephen Foley / The Independent:
Bad news for Reuters  —  It is 161 years since Paul Julius Reuter, a German-born entrepreneur whose first venture in the news business was sending carrier pigeons across Europe, installed himself in the London Stock Exchange, called himself the Reuter's Telegram Company and started selling …
Discussion: Reuters and Press Gazette
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Reuters faces fresh hacker attack
Reuters:
Assange faces arrest even if Ecuador grants asylum  —  (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has no way of leaving his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London without being arrested, even if Quito grants him asylum shortly, lawyers say.  —  The Australian has been in the embassy …
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Irene Caselli / Guardian:
Ecuador ‘to grant’ Julian Assange asylum
Andy Ostroy / The Huffington Post:
Soledad O'Brien's Amazing John Sununu Interview Should Be Taught in Journalism School  —  CNN's Soledad O'Brien did something which is extremely rare in television news these days: she actually did her job.  And it was the best example of truly awesome journalism I've seen since Katie Couric …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Getty Images bought by private equity firm Carlyle Group  —  Co-founders Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein will remain investors as world's biggest picture agency acquired for £2.1bn  —  The world's biggest picture agency, Getty Images, has been acquired for $3.3bn (£2.1bn) by the private equity firm Carlyle Group.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Heads to Scandinavia  —  Here's the next stop on Reed Hastings's world tour: His video service plans to launch in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland by the end of the year.  —  The move is both expected and a sore spot with some Netflix investors.
Erik Wemple:
Politico puts ‘stop reading’ sign in article  —  Politico today tells us that there's an “unmistakable consensus” among Republican Beltway operatives that the choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate “has only a modest chance of going right — and a huge chance of going horribly wrong.”
 
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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Newspapers: Post Office Proposal Could Cost Us $1 Billion
Jim Romenesko:
Is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about to be sold?
Discussion: Urban Milwaukee and Business Wire
John Koblin / Deadspin:
For The Second Time In Three Weeks, ESPN Plagiarizes A Reporter's Work
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
With Nearly 10 Percent Drop in Week After Alibaba Cash Switch, Yahoo Shareholders in “Marissery”
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
US site Homicide Watch DC in crowdfunding bid for ‘student reporting lab’
DiAngelea Millar / BusinessJournalism.org …:
The last Money intern at The Times-Picayune turns out the lights
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
BuzzFeed, The ‘New Kids’ In 2012, Looking For More Buzz At Conventions
Discussion: Erik Wemple
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Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Siri's sister company Trapit debuts its redesigned iPad app and other newsreaders are in trouble
Discussion: App Advice, Thanks:@jordan_tara
Anil Dash:
Stop Publishing Web Pages
Discussion: The Awl
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter co-founder tweets out preview of his new project at Obvious: publishing platform Medium
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CNN Promises ‘Unbiased’ Coverage Of 2012 Conventions
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Actually, Bloomberg Businessweek Won't Scold You for Spritzers
Discussion: Poynter and The New York Observer