Wired.com found that some of Jonah Lehrer’s blog posts contained some plagiarism. Credit: Twitter.com

The risk of plagiarism and story recycling is becoming a boogeyman in the industry.

Take the recent dramatic fall of well-known science writer Jonah Lehrer, who was busted plagiarizing on his Wired.com blog, Frontal Cortex, and fabricating quotes in his book, Imagine.

The 31-year-old, who was a regular writer for The New Yorker and Wired, apologized after being outed.

“The lies are over now,” he said in a statement. “I understand the gravity of my position.”

But does the journalism industry understand the gravity of the position?

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