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Author Joseph Finder Revisits ‘The Bravest Thing I Ever Did’

JosephFinderSuspicionIn keeping with a basic tenet of thriller novels – waste no time setting the scene, large – Boston Globe reporter Joseph Kahn gets his piece about local bestselling author Joseph Finder rolling with this compelling first paragraph:

After publishing 10 suspense novels, two of them bestsellers turned into Hollywood movies, Joseph Finder had what most writers would sell their souls for: brand-name author status; a seven-figure, multi-book deal with a major publisher; a list of his previous works aggressively marketed by his publisher; and a loyal readership for virtually anything he wrote.

That was then (2012) and the rest of Kahn’s feature is now. After becoming unhappy with the direction of the partnership, Finder gambled big-time on himself, writing a seven-figure check to get out of his St. Martin’s Press deal and writing his next novel, Suspicion, on spec.

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New York Times Treats Its Jerusalem Bureau Chief Like a Child

The New York Times has taken the embarrassing step of providing Jodi Rudoren — the paper’s Jerusalem bureau chief — with a social media watchdog. According to the Times’ public editor, Margaret Sullivan, the move was necessary because Rudoren had used Twitter and Facebook to post some things that got people upset:

…During the Gaza conflict, she wrote one Facebook post in which she described Palestinians as ‘ho-hum’ about the death of loved ones, wrote of their ‘limited lives’ and, in another, said she shed her first tears in Gaza over a letter from an Israeli family. The comments came off as insensitive and the reaction was sharp, not only from media pundits, but also from dismayed readers.

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Times‘ Rupe Investigation Not Quite Over

We characterized the Times much-anticipated 3,900-word Rupert Murdoch exposé, published today, as “fizzling out,” partly because the promises of a look at Rupe’s China business dealings and an “‘AGGRESSIVE’ EXAMINATION ON MURDOCH, HIS ASIAN WIFE …,” as Drudge all-capped it, fell short. Well, looks like there’s more coming — particularly the China part. Beijing-based correspondent Joseph Kahn tells the Observer‘s intrepid Michael Calderone that he submitted his manuscript to the Times and that he expects that it “should appear shortly.”

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