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Wednesday, Jun 20

Should Writers Be Allowed To Recycle Material?

images-8.jpegNow that journalist and author Jonah Lehrer has come under scrutiny for recycling his own writing from Wall Street Journal for NewYorker.com, we thought it fitting to ask our social media followers what they thought about the scandal. Should writers be allowed to recycle their own work?

@jessie_cacciola Not without notice. Same goes for publishers. #amiright

@wildcatatl answer: yes... put in a bin on the curb.

@FakeHowardKurtz Apparently for @BorowitzReport, it's mandatory.

@ThinkBreatheLiv Creatives in other fields do it (think remake, homage). Real question: why are writers held to a different standard?

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