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Lehrer on creativity: ‘You fall in love with something and then you steal it’

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Lehrer on creativity: ‘You fall in love with something and then you steal it’

Poynter. – 2012-07-31

In an April appearance on “The Colbert Report,” Jonah Lehrer talked with host Stephen Colbert about creativity, the subject of his new book, “Imagine.” Editions of the book are now being pulled by the publisher, after Tablet Magazine contributor… Read more
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“Imagine: How Creativity Works,” by Jonah Lehrer

Not many writers can make plausible links among musicians Bob Dylan, Yo-Yo Ma and David Byrne, animators at Pixar, neuroscientists at MIT, an amateur bartender in New York, entrepreneurs in Silicon... | The Washington Post – 2012-03-24

Portions of Jonah Lehrer’s New Yorker blog posts taken from his previous writings

JimRomenesko.com | New York magazine The New Yorker has added an editor’s note to a recent Jonah Lehrer blog post in which he more or less copied the first several paragraphs from... | Poynter. – 2012-06-20

Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

Newly appointed New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer -- author of the bestselling books "Imagine," "How We Decide" and "Proust Was a Neuroscientist" and a former editor at Wired -- has been... | GigaOM – 2012-06-20

Lehrer elided quotes in The New Yorker and reused material in NYT Magazine

An editor’s note below Jonah Lehrer’s New Yorker piece about brainstorming says the staff writer presented quotes from a 2011 story in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s... | Poynter. – 2012-06-21

How Edward Champion catalogued Jonah Lehrer’s sins

Lots of media outlets have written about Jonah Lehrer’s ill-defined journalistic no-no’s. Poynter, for instance, has published eight posts (make it nine) since learning Tuesday that... | Poynter. – 2012-06-23

Jonah Lehrer Resigned from The New Yorker After Fabricating Quotes

Journalist Jonah Lehrer has resigned from The New Yorker on the same day Michael Moynihan makes pretty convincing case in Tablet Magazine that Lehrer invented, deceptively patched... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-07-30

Jayson Blair on Jonah Lehrer fabrications: ‘There’s probably more than what we’ve seen so far’

Salon | The Daily Beast | The Wrap | BuzzFeed | The New York Times Because he fabricated quotes from Bob Dylan, Jonah Lehrer left his job at The New Yorker, and his publisher is... | Poynter. – 2012-07-31

How Jonah Lehrer was caught inventing Bob Dylan quotes

Jonah Lehrer resigned from The New Yorker after Tablet Magazine discovered Lehrer had fabricated quotes by Bob Dylan in Lehrer's latest book "Imagine: How Creativity Works." | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-07-31

New Yorker's Jonah Lehrer admits faking Bob Dylan quotes

A staff writer for The New Yorker has resigned and production of his bestselling book has been halted after he acknowledged inventing quotes by Bob Dylan. | CBC – 2012-07-31

Canongate halts sale of Lehrer book

Canongate has stopped the distribution and sale of Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer... | The Bookseller – 2012-07-31

Jonah Lehrer: some blame media adoration for his fabrications

'Imagine' author Jonah Lehrer admitted in a statement that he made up remarks attributed to Bob Dylan. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-01

Plagiarism, more fake interviews in Jonah Lehrer’s books

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... | Poynter. – 2012-08-04

Another false quotation found in Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Imagine’

The Skeptical Libertarian Teller, of the Penn & Teller magician duo, joins Bob Dylan as a famous person who didn’t say what Jonah Lehrer quoted him as saying in his book... | Poynter. – 2012-08-11

Jonah Lehrer Gets a Second Chance from Wired

It's been just more than two weeks since Jonah Lehrer quit his post at The New Yorker after it emerged that he fabricated quotes in his book Imagine, but... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-15

Wired clarifies: Lehrer has no current assignments

Wired Wired Managing Editor Jacob Young writes that Jonah Lehrer “has no current assignments” at the magazine. Wednesday, BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith and Reyhan Harmanci reported Wired... | Poynter. – 2012-08-16

Pity Wired’s fact-checkers if Jonah Lehrer writes again for the magazine

Update: BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith broke the news Wednesday that Wired is keeping confessed fabricator, problematic science writer, and self-plagiarist Jonah Lehrer on contract. Wired spokesman Jonathan... | Poynter. – 2012-08-16

Jonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at Wired.com

For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege. In mid-June, he was accused of recycling his old work... | Slate – 2012-09-01

Wired.com investigator finds 30 more examples of Jonah Lehrer plagiarism, recycling

Wired.com asked Charles Seife to investigate Jonah Lehrer’s work after it was revealed that he had recycled some of his own content and fabricated others. For reasons that are unclear,... | Poynter. – 2012-09-01

Writer finds more plagiarism, problems in Jonah Lehrer’s books

Reason Greg Beato’s “Welcome to the Golden Age of Fact-Checking” is an excellent meditation on the technological and cultural changes that have contributed to our... | Poynter. – 2012-09-22

Jonah Lehrer says he’s writing about ‘false accusations that have been made about my work’

Los Angeles Magazine Thirteen grafs into Amy Wallace’s piece about Jonah Lehrer, she describes emailing Lehrer to ask “how Lehrer felt as he perched on the precipice before making his... | Poynter. – 2012-09-26

How many journalists directly contacted Jonah Lehrer about fabrication, plagiarism accusations?

Jonah Lehrer told Los Angeles Magazine’s Amy Wallace that reporters following the story of his downfall had abandoned the basic tenets of journalism: “Despite the avalanche of coverage,... | Poynter. – 2012-09-27

Knight Foundation now says it regrets $20,000 payment to Jonah Lehrer

After initially defending speaker's fee, journalism organisation responds to critics over payment to former New Yorker plagiaristThe Knight Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit that exists to... | Guardian – 2013-02-14

Publisher Discovers Even More of Jonah Lehrer's Lies

Less than three weeks after Lehrer offered a flawed but seemingly sincere mea culpa at the Knight Foundation in Miami, the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has begun... | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-03-02

Jonah Lehrer's publisher withdraws second book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt stops sales of How We Decide, a 2009 work from writer who made up Bob Dylan quotesThe writer who made up quotes from Bob Dylan has had a second book withdrawn from sale due... | Guardian – 2013-03-02

Houghton Mifflin Pulls Another Jonah Lehrer Book From Stores

Following the scandal over Jonah Lehrer's book "Imagine" last year, Houghton Mifflin has pulled his earlier bestseller "How We Decided" from stores, citing “significant problems" with the book. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-03

Sad ending: Jonah Lehrer's book 'How We Decide' is pulled by publisher

Jonah Lehrer quit his position as a New Yorker staff writer following allegations that he fabricated quotes in his book 'Imagine.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-03-09

Jonah Lehrer Is Officially Selling His Soul

Jonah Lehrer is back to making everyone angry at him now that The New York Times's Julie Bosman has uncovered A Book About Love, the proposal for Lehrer's comeback effort in which, it... | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-06-07

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