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Posts Tagged ‘Tara Parker-Pope’

Suleika Jaouad’s Life Joyfully Interrupted by Emmy Awards

SuleikaJaouadThe latest “Life, Interrupted” first-person article in the New York Times series by Suleika Jaouad (pronounced su-LAKE-uh ja-WAD) is another triumphant read.

Jaouad has been writing and videotaping her experiences as a young adult with cancer for the paper since the spring of 2012. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she would wind up nominated, for this very NYT series, at Lincoln Center’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards:

Standing on the stage, holding that golden, and surprisingly heavy, Emmy statue, has to be one of the most surreal, amazing moments of my life. Shayla Harris, the series producer and the woman who spent countless hours with me filming my story, gave a beautiful acceptance speech as my editor Tara Parker-Pope celebrated the moment with me. Days later, I still can’t believe we won an Emmy.

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A Brief Look at The Most Popular Online News Stories for 2011

Bill Lucey, a former news researcher for the Sun-Sentinel, put together a great list on his website covering the most popular stories from a variety of news outlets’ websites for the year. These can either provide an insight into what drives online traffic, or showcase how people read some wacky stuff on the Internet.

Below are a few, but for the complete list, visit Lucey’s site.

  • The New York Times: “Sustainable Love.” The article details how marriages are best when each person gains something from the other. For example: The husband could gain a new flat screen TV from the wife, the wife could gain freedom from watching sports. Perfect.
  • The Wall Street Journal: “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” Tiger mom! We’re not surprised by this at all. The article has over 8,800 comments. Most of the comments express shock with the article’s premise, quite a few agree, and some — sigh — are in all caps.
  • The New York Daily News: “Giant Rat Killed By Pitchfork in Marcy Houses.” That link doesn’t include the picture of the rat, which, if you never saw, please click here. Sorry about the nightmares you’re about to have.

LAT In 90 Seconds

32071359.jpgFunny Or Offensive? Online critics praise and skewer BET’s “Read a F@&%ing Book” campaign. Greg Braxton does a nice job of pointing out that the campaign’s coarse langauge is “bleeped out when it is broadcast on BET, which is part of Viacom, the owner of CBS, which earlier this year fired shock jock Don Imus for using what he called hip-hop-flavored humor in his comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.”

32074363.jpgSuper Simple Life: In a Richard Winton two-fer we learn that pregnant pothead Nicole Richie is out of jail after 82 minutes and that Lindsay Lohan bargained her way into serving just one day on cocaine and DUI charges. Suck on that, Paris.

mur.jpegHello? Rupert Here. How Are You? New WSJ owner/feared madman Rupert Murdoch called three reporters who were thinking about ditching the Journal and asked them, pretty please, to stay. Tara Parker-Pope, Kate Kelly and Henny Sender received the calls. Parker-Pope was apparently unimpressed and will be heading to the NYT, while Kelly “told others she had already decided to stay. Sender hasn’t decided.” Nice “hands-off management,” Rupert.