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The Knight Foundation regrets paying disgraced journalist Jonah Lehrer $20,000 to speak about his plagiarism scandal, the organization said in a post on its website. The foundation apologized on Wednesday night after journalists and media watchers complained that it paid the speaking fee to Lehrer, who was forced to resign from the New Yorker and Wired last year after admitting to plagiarism, quote fabrication and lying to a reporter who discovered his transgressions. "In retrospect, as a foundation that has long stood for quality journalism, paying a speaker's fee was inappropriate," the »

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