visual-poetry: “quoted (»is that a quotation, i asked…« jorge luis borges)” by joseph kosuth (+) (photographer: susanne ullerich)

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 […]

Bob Dylan on his songwriting process

Bob Dylan on his songwriting process austinkleon: The master thief on his theft: “Well, you have to understand that I’m not a melodist,” he says. “My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs or variations of the blues form. “What happens is, I’ll take a song I know and simply […]

Bob Dylan on his songwriting process

Bob Dylan on his songwriting process austinkleon: The master thief on his theft: “Well, you have to understand that I’m not a melodist,” he says. “My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs or variations of the blues form. “What happens is, I’ll take a song I know and simply […]

The number of hip-hop hits penned by someone other than the person rapping them doesn’t even need to be mentioned at this point. And we’re all well aware that rappers are not so much diarists as storytellers, bigger-than-life characters, and ciphers for their neighborhood or region, all at once. Fact, fiction, and fantasy are merged […]

The number of hip-hop hits penned by someone other than the person rapping them doesn’t even need to be mentioned at this point. And we’re all well aware that rappers are not so much diarists as storytellers, bigger-than-life characters, and ciphers for their neighborhood or region, all at once. Fact, fiction, and fantasy are merged […]

“Jonah was and remains on a features contract with Wired,” spokesman Jon Hammond told BuzzFeed. “We chose to maintain our contract.” Lehrer, Hammond said, made “a horrible mistake” in fabricating quotes for his book, “Imagine,” but Hammond said Wired continues to stand by a comment he made when Lehrer was first caught in a lesser […]

“Jonah was and remains on a features contract with Wired,” spokesman Jon Hammond told BuzzFeed. “We chose to maintain our contract.” Lehrer, Hammond said, made “a horrible mistake” in fabricating quotes for his book, “Imagine,” but Hammond said Wired continues to stand by a comment he made when Lehrer was first caught in a lesser […]

The way you demonstrate your trustworthiness to a major media company (credentials, qualifications, professionalism) is almost diametrically opposed to how you demonstrate credibility online (transparency, reputation, accessibility). Michael Barthel in Salon. Cut, paste, plagiarize  Everything on the Internet is stolen. So why does the Web delight so much in nailing a plagiarist in the MSM? (via […]