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New York Times, AP Won’t Attend Off-The-Record Eric Holder Meeting (HuffPost / The Backstory)
The New York Times and Associated Press said Wednesday that they will not attend a meeting this week between attorney general Eric Holder and the Washington bureau chiefs of several media outlets to discuss guidelines for journalists in leak investigations. Times executive editor Jill Abramson cited the Justice Department’s request that the discussion be kept off the record as a reason for not attending. NYT Even as Holder has sought to regain his footing, Republicans have resumed their criticism, accusing him of misleading Congress in testimony over whether the Justice Department has considered prosecuting journalists under the Espionage Act for publishing government secrets. HuffPost / The Backstory Associated Press president and chief executive Gary Pruitt told staff at a Wednesday town hall meeting that the phone records obtained by the government included “thousands and thousands” of calls in and out of the news organization, according to a staffer who attended. BuzzFeed Leading civil liberties groups criticized comments made by the Democratic Party’s communications director that media groups refusing to attend the off-the-record meeting are giving up their “right [to] gripe” about the Department of Justice’s pursuit of journalists’ records under Holder’s leadership.
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How did an 18-year-old college student in Maryland gain the trust of and get access to TV executives and anchors in New York? “By posting 10 or 15 posts a day meant that the industry knew it was a reliable consistent source,” says Brian Stelter, creator of our sister site TVNewser and now a media reporter for the New York Times and author of the just released book “Top of the Morning.”
As he neared graduation, Stelter had to make a choice: work in TV news, or cover it.
It may be tough for journos to break into book-writing, but for Denene Millner, landing her first book deal in 1997 was “a total fluke.”
The journo wrote a feature story for the New York Daily News about how the relationship book The Rules wouldn’t work for black women and, by 3:00 p.m. that day, Millner had landed a book deal for that very subject. Since then, she’s penned 21 titles, including Steve Harvey‘s bestseller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.
“It opened doors for me for other projects, because when other celebrities are considering who should write their book, they’re going to see my representation and my reputation as a writer,” Millner told Mediabistro about the runaway hit. “You know, New York Times-bestselling writer and top-selling book of 2009 is a hell of a calling card. In some other ghostwriting projects, my name hasn’t even been on the spine or the title page, but I try my best to negotiate that so that somebody knows I wrote it besides my family. It opens a lot of doors for more work, which is kind of awesome. It’s all any writer can ask.”
Borders bookstores has partnered with Ripple, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company to create an in-store television network called Borders TV for 250 of the company’s bookstores nationwide.
According to the press release:
This agreement enables Borders customers, for the first time, to enjoy the customized network of news, entertainment and topically-relevant local content available only through the Ripple network, as well as original Borders content.
You might know Ripple from such entertainment hotspots as Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Jack in the Box and Tully’s.
But this will be the first time that the network (which traffics in original content, as well as stuff from E! Entertainment, Yahoo! News and The New York Times) will broadcast their offerings from a bookstore.
For anyone wondering what this will mean to people who look to books and periodicals as a means of escaping the constant din of the boob tube, look no further than this.