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 something he wrote for The Wall Street Journal in October. NewYorker.com Editor Nicholas Thompson tells Jim Romenesko, who revealed the problem, that he wasn't aware of the duplication. New York magazine's Joe Coscarelli has found two more examples in which Lehrer's recent blog posts contain sentences quite similar to things he's has written in the past.

In March, a Baltimore Sun columnist confessed that he had recycled material from past columns. || Related: When is self-plagiarism OK? | Experts look for the line between unconscious and deliberate plagiarism

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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