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Gabriel Sherman Lands Deal for Fox News Book

New York Magazine contributing editor Gabriel Sherman has inked a book deal with Random House for The Loudest Voice in the Room, “an inside account of the rise of Fox News.” Yahoo’s Cutline has more details.

Gail Ross at Ross Yoon Agency negotiated the deal, at auction, with Jonathan Jao. Sherman has written a number of stories about the cable TV beat, including “Chasing Fox“–a long-form look at the network’ strategy.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Fox’s secret is that viewers stay … The news, especially political news, wasn’t something that happened. It was something that you shaped out of the raw data, brought out of the clay of zhlubby, boring politics, reborn with heroes and villains, triumphs and reverses, never-ending story lines—what TV executives call ‘flow’ … All the fire went one way. The viewers, on their couches, were flattered as the most important participants, the foot soldiers in Fox’s army; some of them even voted.”

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13 North American Editors & Agents Receive Jerusalem International Book Fair Fellowships

Nine editors and four agents from the U.S. and Canada have won fellowships to attend this year’s Jerusalem International Book Fair. Running from February 20th to 25th, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the book fair.

Here’s more from the press release: “Altogether, 33 editors and 12 agents from 17 different countries were granted these special visiting fellowships for an international exchange of ideas with colleagues, including many alumni fellows, and Fair exhibitors, and to become more familiar with the Israeli publishing scene.”

The editorial fellows inclued: Reagan Arthur (Little, Brown), Kristin Cochrane (Doubleday Canada), Jonathan Jao (Random House), Jenna Johnson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Altie Karper (Schocken Books), Benjamin Schafer (Da Capo Press), Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Iris Tupholme (HarperCollins Canada), and Emily Wichland (Longhill Partners).

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