Forbes’ Kashmir Hill wrote about reporting by Charles Duhigg in a piece that Nick O’Neill said “stole” its essence (and generated huge traffic). Jim Romenesko got comments from all of the writers involved.

Kashmir Hill: “I took a great piece by an excellent reporter and created a version of it that was better for an online audience. This is a big part of what I do as a ‘new journalist.’ ”

Charles Duhigg: “Complaining about someone re-writing reporting is kind of like kvetching about the rain: it’s pointless, because you’ll end up wet regardless of your protestations.”

Nick O’Neill: “…remixing content is an important part of creating content on the Web.”

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