Friday, June 29, 2012 | Categories: Day 6 Blog |
Can a writer plagiarize his own words? That's the question raised by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and best-selling author Jonah Lehrer, both suffering through revelations that they recycled material. This week, a supercut edit appeared highlighting Sorkin's habit of doubling up on dialogue. Jonah Lehrer came under fire after Jim Romenesko reported that Lehrer had re-used segments of his work in different articles. Brent is joined by Rachel Giese, a Senior Editor with The Walrus, Ed Champion of Reluctant Habits - who tracked down additional Lehrer duplications, and freelancer Jacob Silverman - who covered the story for The Daily Beast..