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Oh, F*ck Yeah: @MayorEmanuel Gets a Book Deal

The parody Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, launched during Rahm Emanuel‘s bid for mayor of Chicago, is getting a book deal.

Dan Sinker, a college professor at Columbia College, revealed himself to be the author of the account to Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic last month. The account began with a few profanity-laced tweets before turning into maybe the greatest campaign story ever told, finally culminating in Emanuel’s win on February 22, as @MayorEmanuel was sucked into a “MOTHERF–KING TIME VORTEX” and had to say his goodbyes to recurring characters Quaxelrod, Carl the Intern, and Hambone.

Co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone will author the book’s forward.

Sinker was asked in an interview with HuffPost if he could confirm that the book was actually happening. “Indeed,” he said, “Hemingway, Annie Proulx, Don Delillo, and @MayorEmanuel–Hey wait a second…”

According to Sinker, the book will come out this summer and will include all of the tweets sent by the account, “with contextual information where necessary.”

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WaPo‘s Ignatius to be Honored by ICFJ

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced today that Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius will recieve their Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism for his commentary on international affairs at an awards dinner in November.

Ignatius will share the evening with Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone who will receive ICFJ’s first Innovation Award. New anchor of ABC’s “This Week” Christiane Amanpour will emcee the event which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington DC.

Dapper Tapper: Jake Makes Chron‘s List of “Web Hunks”

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The very dapper Jake Tapper, ABC’s WH correspondent made the Houston Chronicle‘s list of thirteen “Web Hunks.” Tapper, MSNBC’s Carlos Watson, Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore and Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone are just a few of the Chron‘s picks from the “hotbed of hotties” online. Check out the Chron here for the full list…