A new writer for the New Yorker seems to have recycled pieces he wrote for the NYT and Wired, barely changing anything.
New Yorker Writer Jonah Lehrer Plagiarizes Himself Repeatedly [Updated] -- Daily Intel
Did you ever pull that old college trick where you wrote the same paper for two classes? It's frowned upon, but hard to get caught. Not so on the Internet: New Yorker staffer Jonah Lehrer, who was just hired, has often reused his own exact wording without noting it in his work at NewYorker.com, Wired, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and in his 2009 book, How We Decide. He was first busted this morning by Jim Romenesko borrowing three introductory paragraphs that he first used last October in the Journal. They appeared again last week in an online article on NewYorker.com titled, "Why Smart People Are Stupid." But a bit of digging by Daily Intel shows that it's not the first time the prolific Lehrer, who's contributed to the Washington Post and "Radiolab," has doubled up.
All five of Lehrer's blog posts so far for NewYorker.com now come with Editor's Notes: "We regret the duplication of material."
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