The review uncovered examples of work that do not meet WIRED editorial standards. (List of posts with confirmed issues to date below.) Although Frontal Cortex posts were not edited or fact checked, we expect those whose work appears on our site to follow basic good journalism practices. Lehrer’s failure to meet WIRED editorial standards leaves […]

I’m a journalism professor and science journalist, and though I’ve written for Wired once or twice (and I happen to know and like Wired’s editor, Chris Anderson), I was a relatively neutral, outside party who could check Lehrer’s blog for journalistic malfeasance. So Wired.com asked me to take a look. My task was not to […]

Hubris and Envy

lareviewofbooks: Robert Zaretzky with some historical perspective on the Lehrer affair: His book, haild by the critics, presents itself as a guide to human nature; it claims scientific rigor, yet is written for the non-specialist. And then, it is discovered that when he is not recycling old material, the author has simply invented new material, […]

Hubris and Envy

lareviewofbooks: Robert Zaretzky with some historical perspective on the Lehrer affair: His book, haild by the critics, presents itself as a guide to human nature; it claims scientific rigor, yet is written for the non-specialist. And then, it is discovered that when he is not recycling old material, the author has simply invented new material, […]