Wired Fires Jonah Lehrer: Magazine Discovers Even More Journalistic Misdeeds -
Jonah Lehrer’s reputation took another big hit on Friday, when Wired ended its relationship with the writer for failing “to meet WIRED editorial standards” or “follow basic good journalism practices.”
Lehrer’s meteoric rise — he was hired as a staff writer for the New Yorker this past June, at the tender age of 30 — has been swiftly undone this summer. He first came under fire shortly after his New Yorker appointment, when media blogger Jim Romenesko pointed out that the writer had recycled portions of a Wall Street Journal article, written in 2011, in a later item published by his new employer. Follow-up investigations would turn up additional examples of self-plagiarism.