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AFAR Media's Trajectory: Self-Funded, Bi-Coastal, Profitable - Posted July 22, 2014
In 2009, AFAR Media was launched with a focus on travel and a combined $20 million investment from Joe Diaz, Greg Sullivan and Ernie Garcia. This summer, at the five-year anniversary mark and with the Augus... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AFAR Media's Trajectory: Self-Funded, Bi-Coastal, Profitable - Posted July 22, 2014
In 2009, AFAR Media was launched with a focus on travel and a combined $20 million investment from Joe Diaz, Greg Sullivan and Ernie Garcia. This summer, at the five-year anniversary mark and with the Augus... [FishbowlNY]

Susan Orlean Interviews Erica Jong - Posted December 6, 2013
When Fear of Flying was first published in November of 1973, no one - including author Erica Jong - knew exactly what had been wrought. During her recent conversation with fellow author and New Yorker staff writer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Susan Orlean Interviews Erica Jong - Posted December 6, 2013
When Fear of Flying was first published in November of 1973, no one - including author Erica Jong - knew exactly what had been wrought. During her recent conversation with fellow author and New Yorker staff writer ... [FishbowlNY]

Want to Walk While You Work? Hello, Treadmill Desks - Posted June 20, 2013
Have you ever wished there was more time in the day to exercise? Or maybe you realized how much you sit all day long in front of your computer on a daily basis? Introducing the treadmill desk. Susan Orlean recently wrote abou... [TVNewser]

Susan Orlean To Write About Infamous LAPL Fire - Posted March 6, 2013
Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean inked a deal for The Library Book. The book will explore the power of libraries and her "quest to solve a crime that has gone unsolved since it was carri... [GalleyCat]

Why Do You Write? - Posted February 1, 2013
Why do you write? Author Meredith Maran asked 20 great writers that question, collecting their replies in her new collection, Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do. On the Morning Media Menu today, Maran shared writing advice ... [GalleyCat]

Literary Death Match to Shoot TV Pilot - Posted August 20, 2012
The Literary Death Match reading series will shoot a television pilot on October 9 at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, creating two shows that the popular reading series can pitch to TV networks. Would you watc... [GalleyCat]

Susan Orlean: LitFest Speaker and Twitterati - Posted June 28, 2012
Some people just 'get' Twitter - and Susan Orlean is one of them. No, she isn't offering a "how to tweet" class (that we're aware of), though she will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming literary festival (more on that in a bit). So if you're a writer or new to... [AllTwitter]

Get Inspired: Join Mediabistro's Literary Festival & Workshops, Hear Experts Like Susan Orlean - Posted May 24, 2012
Meet leading authors, editors, and literary agents and get your writing project professionally critiqued in our online Literary Festival & Workshops, July 16 - August 1, 2012. In our innovative, interactive online event, you will: Hear fro... [FishbowlDC]

Susan Orlean Set to Keynote Mediabistro's Summer Literary Intensive - Posted May 24, 2012
Last summer, we reported about the move from New York to Los Angeles of New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean. A snappy Twitter exchange (or two) later, we are now happy to herald her participation in Mediabistro's upcoming online ... [FishbowlLA]

Mediabistro to Host First Online Lit Conference - Posted April 30, 2012
For all of those out there who have ever thought of writing a book (many PRs do), Mediabistro is launching the first online literary conference this summer. From July 15 through August 1, the Mediabistro Literary Festival & Workshops will have weekly online sessions that focus on a variety of book-writing topic... [PRNewser]

Mediabistro Launches Online Literary Festival - Posted April 16, 2012
If you need help with your writing project and you can't get away for a conference, here's a way to get feedback from industry experts and other professionals without leaving your desk. Mediabistro, the parent company of Social Times, has announced its first annual ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mediabistro Launches Online Literary Festival & Writing Workshops - Posted April 13, 2012
From July 16 through August 1, 2012, Mediabistro will host its first online literary festival and writing workshops. Author Susan Orlean open LitFest with a keynote speech about the story behind her new book, ... [GalleyCat]

Jim Newton Tweeting Away - Posted December 30, 2011
Another old-schooler bites the dust. LA Times columnist Jim Newton has officially joined the ranks of Twitter. Looks like he's got the hang of it. He's already giving ... [FishbowlLA]

Spotted: Slate's Weigel at Target - Posted November 7, 2011
Slate's Dave Weigel has so muc... [FishbowlDC]

The New Yorker's Susan Orlean Moving to Los Angeles - Posted August 9, 2011
New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean--she of Orchid Thief fame--is moving to Los Angeles for the next several months. Perhaps a sign of LA's growing legitimacy among Northeasterly lit types, Orlean seems to have received none of th... [FishbowlLA]

How Do Celebrities Use Twitter? Interview With @susanorlean - Posted May 24, 2011
Celebrities use Twitter for a lot of reasons - promoting a new venture, to praise or complain about something, to share information, to spread news about a good cause. So I thought it would be fun to hear from the celebs themselves... [AllTwitter]

Time Lists 140 Best Twitter Feeds - Posted March 28, 2011
Time has attempted to do the impossible: Sort through Twitter and find the best feeds. The magazine lists accounts in 14 different categories, such as Technology (Rafat Ali... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Lists 140 Best Twitter Feeds - Posted March 28, 2011
Time has attempted to do the impossible: Sort through Twitter and find the best feeds. The magazine lists accounts in 14 different categories, such as Technology (Rafat Ali... [FishbowlNY]

Banal Tweets of the American Literati - Posted October 8, 2010
Is it just us, or is it really strange to see someone of "Orchid Thief" author Susan Orlean's stature tweeting about Facebook? And using an "Argh!" You know how TMZ and... [FishbowlLA]

Susan Orlean's Rescue; Andrew Ross Sorkin Adapted; John Edgar Wideman on Lulu - Posted March 4, 2010
Publishing stories fell from the sky all day today. Here are a few headlines you may have missed. First of all, HBO will adapt the bestselling financial meltdown book, Too Big To Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin. Here's more from ... [GalleyCat]

GalleyCatnip: Susan Orlean's Bookshelf - Posted November 18, 2009
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Susan Orlean's Tempest in the Twitter Teapot - Posted June 11, 2009
Author Susan Orlean accidentally ignited a Twitter war yesterday while pondering gender roles and writing on her Twitter feed: "It's much harder for women writers to immerse themselves in subjects; our focus gets pulled off by home &... [GalleyCat]

Party Like a New Yorker Editor - Posted May 14, 2009
In his Twitter essay this week, Dan Baum called the New Yorker office atmosphere "vastly strained," and Susan Orlean ... [GalleyCat]

Susan Orlean Counters Dan Baum on Twitter - Posted May 12, 2009
In the wake of former New Yorker writer Dan Baum's Twitter essay about his unhappy time at the New Yorker, staff writer ... [GalleyCat]

Mother's Day Stress Test - Posted May 8, 2009
As the recession continues and US unemployment hits 8.9 percent, Mother's Day cards have taken on a soothing new tone to cope with these anxious times. As part of a New Yorker online feature, Susan Orlean w... [GalleyCat]

State by State, Or, A View of America That Doesn't Involve Lipsticked Pigs* - Posted September 19, 2008
This has been a long, and awful week for a lot of people (one of the upshots of being in the online world is that we don't have any money to lose) filled with extremely depressing numbers. So we thought, hey, why not end the week with some interesting numbers... [morningmedianewsfeed]

State by State, Or, A View of America That Doesn't Involve Lipsticked Pigs* - Posted September 19, 2008
This has been a long, and awful week for a lot of people (one of the upshots of being in the online world is that we don't have any money to lose) filled with extremely depressing numbers. So we thought, hey, why not end the week with some interesting numbers... [FishbowlNY]

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