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I know of some cartoonists who qualify for $20,000
The Knight Foundation paid Jonah Lehrer $20,000 to speak at a Knight Foundation luncheon wherein he talked about his plagiarism and fabrications.
At a talk this afternoon in Miami, Jonah Lehrer acknowledged his plagiarism and fabrications and described how he hopes to redeem his reputation. Lehrer read prepared remarks then answered questions from Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen and the gathering at the closing lunch for the 2013 “Media Learning Seminar.” A liveblog of highlights appears beneath the video.
Sounds like easier money than running a Kickstarter campaign, and there are a few cartoonists who qualify if Lehrer is setting the bar for qualifications to speak.