Jonah Lehrer


  • Hawaii News Now Dominates Islands’ Social Media

    Raycom's Hawaii News Now, the digital presence that rolls up its CBS, MyNetworkTV and NBC affiliates, is Honolulu's commanding leader on social media according to Shareablee data. Nicole Bento, its digital content director, says Facebook has become essential as the leading platform for its news brand, and Facebook Live is now a key tool there.  More | Add comment
  • Don’t Even Think About Dropping Your User Comments

    Ron Stitt argues that killing user commenting on publishers’ owned-and-operated sites is about the worst move they can make, as it sabotages one of their best means of engagement. That engagement has a big impact on KPIs like low bounce rates and extended time on site, he says.  More | Comments (2)
  • Beacons Maturing Into Viable Sales Strategy

    Beacons are moving away from the experimental phase and into profitable sales strategy deployment. Matthew Davis describes two recent campaigns that showed this maturation in action as location-based marketing led to a dramatic uptick in click-through rates.   More | Add comment
  • WBRC Tops Birmingham’s Social Media Scene

    Raycom’s WBRC is Birmingham, Ala.’s clear leader among local media on social media performance according to Shareablee data. Shannon Maze, its news director, says Facebook is a crucial driver, as 66% of its web and mobile sessions start there. More | Add comment
  • In Shreveport, La., KSLA Rules On Social Media

    Raycom-owned KSLA paces well ahead of its nearest competitor on social media performance among local media outlets, according to data from Shareablee. It boasts almost a million social actions over the last six months and also leads the market in overall fans/followers. More | Add comment
  • Lexington’s WLEX Leads Social Media By A Nose

    It’s a tight race on social media among local outlets in Lexington, Ky., where Cordillera’s WLEX leads the market in overall actions according to Shareablee data. Gray’s WKYT follows close behind, and passes for the lead on total fans/followers. More | Add comment
  • WPRO-AM Leads Providence-New Bedford Social Media

    WPRO, a Cumulus-owned station, holds a commanding lead over its local competition on social media according to data from Shareablee. The talk station boasts both the market’s highest number of social actions in the last six months and the most fans/followers.  More | Add comment
  • We’re All Accountable For Sales

    GateHouse Media’s Jason Taylor is a sales dynamo who has long been inspiring publishers. Here, Mary M. Collins channels some of his recent advice for sales teams from holding daily meetings to ride-alongs, content quizzes and always keeping a commitment to meaningful training.    More | Add comment
  • WPTV Tops On Social in West Palm

    Scripps-owned WPTV laps its closest competitor in terms of total social actions over the last six months according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley reports that the station has adopted an aggressive Facebook video strategy, using Facebook Live to complement its broadcasts, while major local events like the Orlando shooting underscored the platform's utility.  More | Add comment
  • Papers Must Use Data To Shape Their Monetization Plans

    Troubled newspapers can’t afford a one-size solution to their monetization strategy, Arvid Tchivzhel and Taohang Zhang argue. Rather, the answers lie in their first-party data, which can show them how to maximize total net revenue from both advertising and subscription revenue. More | Add comment
  • Facebook Propels WLBT To Social Leadership

    Raycom-owned WLBT has a commanding lead on social media among its local competitors in Jackson, Miss. according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley looks at the station’s Facebook playbook, which is helping drive such strong engagement.  More | Comments (1)
  • WCTI Leads Greenville, N.C. Social Media

    Bonten-owned WCTI holds a solid lead on local media competition among its Greenville, N.C. peers on social, according to data from Shareablee over the last six months. Gray’s WITN, meanwhile, captured the highest number of fans/followers on social.    More | Comments (3)
  • K-LOVE Dominates Fort Smith, Ark. Social

    Among local media on social in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark., Christian radio broadcaster K-LOVE rules by orders of magnitude according to Shareablee data. Only Tribune-owned KSFM comes remotely close in terms of total social actions over the last six months.  More | Add comment
  • WTVF Wins Nashville Social Media

    Scripps’ WTVF topped local media in social media actions over the past six months, but it’s in a close race with Meredith-owned WSMV, which bested it in terms of overall fans/followers according to Shareablee data. More | Add comment
  • In Knoxville, Radio Trounces TV On Social

    When it comes to performance on social media among local media outlets, TV and newspapers don’t hold a candle to radio. WIMZ-FM, a classic rock station, annihilates all comers on total social actions according to Shareablee data, while Scripps’ WKHT, better known as Hot 104.5, commands the vast majority of fans/followers. More | Comments (1)
  • ‘Tags Over Titles’ A Key Lesson For Publisher Videos

    Colorado’s Ballantine Communications has been aggressively producing video content for its newspapers. One of the most important takeaways, says CEO Doug Bennett, is that audiences gravitate to the topics they’re interested in far more than navigating a limited and prescribed slate of online “shows.”   More | Add comment
  • How To Build Your Digital-Age Newsroom

    Ron Stitt lays out a modern vision for the local TV newsroom staffed by multi-tasking, highly productive staffers serving up much more relevant, engaging content (and a lot more of it). Getting there, however, involves completely refiguring budgets and personnel, plus the willingness to do so.  More | Comments (1)
  • Video, Pot Show Promise For Denver Post

    Newsroom morale may have sunk with cutbacks and leadership departures at Digital First’s flagship Denver Post, but Reid Wicoff, its digital sales chief, says its struggles are inspiring innovation. Video — via its nascent DPTV effort — has been a boon, he tells NetNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp, and so has its pot vertical, The Cannabist. In an exclusive interview, he says digital now accounts for almost a third of the paper’s overall revenue.  More | Add comment
  • Now On Media’s CMS Checklist: Distributed Publishing, Monetization

    Many media companies are pushing back against monolithic content management systems, opting for a more flexible set of tools and more APIs. In this special report, Angela Misri looks at how integration with distributed publishing platforms, greater mobility and even monetization tools have risen to the top of media’s CMS needs and their providers’ roadmaps.   More | Comments (5)

Special Reports

Review: Jonah Lehrer's New Book Blows Second Chance
The New York Times, Jul 7, 2016, 6:37 AM EDT
Jonah Lehrer's Second Chance
The Wall Street Journal, Jul 6, 2016, 6:11 AM EDT
Is It Time To Give Jonah Lehrer A Break?
Slate, Apr 1, 2015, 6:32 AM EDT
Jonah Lehrer Quietly Launches New Blog
Capital New York, Apr 18, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT
Knight Regrets Paying Lehrer Speaking Fee
Knight Blog, Feb 14, 2013, 7:45 AM EST
The Knight Foundation on Wednesday issued an apology for the $20,000 honorarium it gave disgraced journalist Jonah Lehrer to speak at one of its events: "In retrospect, as a foundation that has long stood for quality journalism, paying a speaker’s fee was inappropriate. Controversial speakers should have platforms, but Knight Foundation should not have put itself into a position tantamount to rewarding people who have violated the basic tenets of journalism. We regret our mistake." Link | Add comment
Lehrer Gets $20K Talking About Plagiarism
Poynter, Feb 13, 2013, 8:15 AM EST
Disgraced journalist Jonah Lehrer on Tuesday spoke about his plagiarism and fabrications and talked about how he hopes to redeem his reputation during a Knight Foundation event. For the appearance, Lehrer received an honorarium of $20,000. Link | Add comment
WSJ Drops 2 Jonah Lehrer Essays From Archives
Poynter, Sep 14, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT
Plagiarism, Defamation And Hyperlinks
GigaOM, Aug 21, 2012, 8:07 AM EDT
Mathew Ingram on how linking could have helped Fareed Zakaria and Jonah Lehrer: "If either Zakaria or Lehrer had been more devoted to the idea of linking to sources, they might have spent more time making note of where the information they were using came from, so that they could include a link — in the same way that academics routinely cite footnotes to back up their claims." Link | Add comment
Jonah Lehrer
Recycling Your Own Work Is Not That Bad
The Buttry Diary, Jun 25, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT
Steve Buttry on Jonah Lehrer, the New Yorker writer who recycled his earlier work without acknowledgement: "Transparency changes repetition from deception into consistency. ... We must bring originality to our work, but we (writers, editors and audience) must recognize that most writing grows from other writing." Link | Add comment
Tipster: No ‘Fiendish Plan To Bust Jonah Lehrer’, Jun 25, 2012, 7:38 AM EDT
Remnick: New Yorker Isn’t Dropping Jonah Lehrer, Jun 22, 2012, 7:33 AM EDT
Jonah Lehrer's Recycling Business
Reuters Blog, Jun 21, 2012, 8:14 AM EDT
Jack Shafer: "The republication 'danger zone' exists somewhere between rehashing the complete piece and the signature phrase. If a writer feels that he must revisit his old material, it’s only fair for him to alert readers that he may be taking them to a place they’ve already visited — unless, of course, he brings new literary value to the passages or presents new or newish findings." Link | Add comment
Lehrer Knows 'He Made A Serious Mistake’
The Daily Beast, Jun 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT
Nicholas Thompson, editor, on Jonah Lehrer plagiarizing himself: “He understands he made a serious mistake. He understands the rules. It’s definitely not going to happen again.” Link | Add comment
New Yorker Writer Jonah Lehrer Plagiarizes Himself
New York Magazine, Jun 19, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT

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