February 12, 2013

Guess Who's Back into Journalism? Jonah Lehrer!

Jeff Bercovici, Forbes


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, the formerly high-flying author and speaker gave his first public accounting of the fabrication and plagiarism that led to his being dismissed from The New Yorker and disowned by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, publisher of his book “Imagine.”

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TAGGED: Science Journalism, Plagiarism, Jonah Lehrer


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