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From Pariah to Pundit?UPDATED for Judy, Judy, Judy!

If you’re reading our sister blog, FishbowlNY, you’ve already seen Rachel’s post about Norm Pearlstine’s book deal. As reported in Publishers Lunch, Nan A. Talese picked up Off the Record: The Use and Misuse of Anonymous Sources, in which the Time, Inc., editor in chief is sure to give a detailed account of his role in keeping reporter Matt Cooper out of jail–or, as Rachel puts it, the “re-positioning [of] himself from onetime sellout of journalistic integrity to thoughtful authority on the vagaries of anonymous sourcing.”

And if you’re not reading FishbowlNY, you might want to start, because I can’t always be passing these notes along. For one thing, I’m supposed to be digging up my own stories! UPDATE: Or at least spotting them on sites like the Huffington Post, where Arianna is using anonymous sources to report that Judith Miller scored a $1.2 million deal from Alice Mayhew at Simon & Schuster. At this rate, special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald’s going to land a book deal before Matt Cooper…

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