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CUNY To Launch Imprint Dedicated To Books About Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has partnered with OR Books to launch a new imprint that will publish academic books about journalism. The imprint will publish three-to five books a year beginning next year.

The imprint will publish Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution by Andy Carvin, senior strategist for social media at NPR; Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers by James Goodale, former chief Counsel at The New York Times; Investigative Journalism in America: A History by Steve Weinberg, a member of the University of Missouri Journalism School; and The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Nat Hentoff’s Life in Journalism, Jazz, and the First Amendment by CUNY Journalism professor David L. Lewis.

CUNY Professor Jeff Jarvis helped to develop the publishing model for the press. Tim Harper, a visiting professor and writing teacher at CUNY, will serve as the imprint’s editor.

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CBS Stockholder Deeply Unhappy with Carter Book

The New York Sun’s Gary Shapiro reports that former President Jimmy Carter‘s most recent book, PALESTINE: PEACE NOT APARTHEID has riled up CBS stockholders in a big way. That’s because the book was published by Simon & Schuster – a subsidiary of CBS – and so Carol Greenwald, the treasurer of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (and a CBS shareholder) plans to criticize the publisher at the meeting.

According to a statement shown to The New York Sun, Greenwald, who calls Carter’s book “error-filled,” plans to ask that a fact-checking system be set up to prevent material errors in books Simon & Schuster publishes and that a code of ethics be adopted for its publishing division. CBS declined comment, but a spokesman said that if the proposal is raised at the meeting, it is expected that the company would reply. The article later weighs the pros and cons of fact checking with a telling quote from journalism professor and critic Steve Weinberg: “Book publishers don’t usually take responsibility for what their authors write because the authors are seen contractually as independent agents.”