Jonah Lehrer and the Perils of "Self-Plagiarism"
By Chez Pazienza: So, shooting star journalist celebrity Jonah Lehrer's very short stint at The New Yorker is officially over, quite possibly along with his entire career. Since accepting a staff writing position at the magazine back in June, Lehrer's been the subject of quite ...read more
In Defense of Jonah Lehrer: Not a Sexist, and Should not be Fired
By Ben Cohen: Poor Jonah Lehrer - the new New Yorker staff writer raked over the coals for plagiarizing himself is getting it from all angles. Lehrer's science blog, 'Frontal Cortex' features thought provoking posts on 'science, imagination, and the mind', and his move to the ...read more
Self-Plagiarism at the New Yorker?
Hamilton Nolan catches the New Yorkers newest columnist Jonah Lehrer bizarrely plagiarizing himself: Jim Romenesko pointed out today that in a June 12 blog post for The New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer plagiarized the shit out of himself. Specifically, the first three paragraphs are ...read more