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Four North Carolina Kids, One Crazy New York Summer

Summertime… and the modeling was easy. For the cover of apparel and fashion industry trade magazine Earnshaw’s, Gap Kids, Little MisMatched and many more.

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Per a wonderful write-up in the Charlotte Observer, here’s how it has gone so far in 2014 for mother of four Terri Murray and her children ages two through nine. In January, she signed the kids up with a local North Carolina agent; in February, she added NYC representation; and in May-June, she and the brood came to town with a nanny in tow for what turned out to be a six-week bookings bonanza. Even the spark for all this is a keeper:

The journey started in January, when Murray’s nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, left a tearful message on Murray’s cellphone. “I want to be on TV. Will you help me?” Peyton pleaded in the message, emotional after watching TV and deciding it was her calling…

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McClatchy Papers Go Digital

bee.jpgFive McClatchy Co. newspapers, The Sacramento Bee in California, North Carolina’s Charlotte Observer, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, The Anchorage Daily News in Alaska and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., are now available on the Kindle.

The media company made announcement about the digital distribution of their papers on Friday via Facebook, using social media to introduce their new formats to the world. Although these new versions are available for free for a two-week trial period, they will then cost $6.99 for a monthly subscription and be delivered daily to Kindles every morning.

The Daily News and the Bee introduced digital versions in October, while the other papers debuted in mid-November.

More McClatchy papers, like The Kansas City Star and The Miami Herald will be available on the Kindle soon, the company said.

The Kindle version allows readers to gain portable access to these local papers nationwide, so it is possible it will increase readership. But the nagging media question remains: why pay for digital content you can get it online for free?

McClatchy Launches Digital Editions on the KindleEditor & Publisher

Related: McClatchy Q3 Earnings: Ad Revenue Down, Circulation Revenue Up