Bestselling author (and frequent guest on this show) Jonah Lehrer has resigned from his post at the New Yorker over having fabricated or embellished Bob Dylan quotes in his book Imagine: How Creativity Works. John McQuaid, veteran science journalist who wrote about the Lehrer story for Forbes.com, discusses how he sees the story as a warning tale about what can happen when a "personal brand supersedes everything else, including the drab scutwork of journalism."
The daily paper: it used to be an American institution. But over the past few years, more and more towns and cities have been reducing their circulation. And beginning this fall, the largest city yet will no longer have their major daily. Yesterday, over 200 staff members there received their pink slips from New Orleans paper the Times-Picayune.