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Blog Of The Week

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mb’s editors pick their favorite blog of the week, and catch you up on five days of news in thirty seconds.
This week: UnBeige

  • Monday: Design Week Crowns Champion
  • Tuesday: Millions Making Millions On SecondLife
  • Wednesday: Million of Models Slap Heads, Say ‘Damn! Why Did I Think of That?’

  • Thursday: The White House Cleans Itself Up
  • Friday: Chizen Wants to Make Photoshop Available to the Great Unwashed
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    mb’s editors pick their favorite blog of the week, and catch you up on five days of news in thirty seconds.
    This week: TVNewser

  • Tuesday: Kudos For CNN’s Black History Coverage
  • Wednesday: Olbermann Has Something To Say About Cooper, Beck & Grace
  • Thursday: Who Will ‘Get’ Bald Britney?
  • Friday: “Wounds of War” Took Months
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    mb’s editors pick their favorite blog of the week, and catch you up on five days of news in thirty seconds.
    This week: GalleyCat

  • Monday: Why Does Maureen Dowd Hate Popular Women?
  • Tuesday: Roy to Publish First Novel in a Decade
  • Wednesday: In Further Defense of Chick Lit
  • Thursday: Publisher Profits from Anna Nicole’s Death
  • Friday: Debut Novelist Revolts Against Book Cover
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    mb’s editors pick their favorite blog of the week, and catch you up on five days of news in thirty seconds.
    This week: FishbowlDC
    Monday: Rood Joins ‘The Blotter’ at ABC News
    Tuesday: Managing Editor Steps Down At Politico
    Wednesday: Roll Call Hires Wodele
    Thursday: Meet The Press Wins Again
    Friday:Hill Goes Four Days

    Have You Always Dreamed of Having Your Own Column?

    orlando.jpgEven if it means being called a ‘dog’ when you change your column photo? Tales of the thick-skinned kind here at the Plain Dealer (via Romenesko)

    Another Gift for a Writer

    Hanukkah is still happening, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are around the corner (Boxing Day, too. Thank you, DayMinder.) Bellascribe has some tips on additional gifts for writers, plus how to keep that brain moving even when you’re suffering from cookie-induced brain drain.

    Newsroom Mentoring: A Rare but Essential Element of Journalism

    Is the changing newsroom eliminating a crucial journalist resource–the mentor? Check out the thoughts from Jeffrey Dvorkin at the Committee of Concerned Journalists (via Romenesko.)

    Jurassic Prick

    How do you exact revenge on someone while at the same time ensuring that they won’t come after you suing for libel? Other than claiming that their entire gender is sans sense of humor? Paint them as a small-dicked child molester in your next book. (TNR)

    More on the Writer’s Wish List

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    If you’re struggling to figure out what to buy for your writer friend or what to tell your loved ones to get you, try some more of these (and forget things like “printer paper”–I’m trying to include things that are both fun to give and get):
    Membership to AvantGuild, Freelance Success, Ask Metafilter, Lexis Nexis, Journalist Express or their favorite magazines.
    A certificate for a massage, after all that time in front of the computer.
    A paper shredder.

    Noise-cancelling headphones.

    Writer’s Block wine.
    And a few others, based on suggestions I got from Upod: a cool messenger bag/satchel like one from Timbuk2 for out of town assignments, digital recorder, a copy of the Slang & Euphemism Dictionary; Lojack For Laptops: “If your computer gets pinched, stolen, snatched, lapjacked or otherwise it will contact Lojack the next time it’s connected to the internet and (secretly) provide IP info so they can track the culprits”; A copy of “Please Understand Me” by Keirsey and Bates “to help you deal with challenging clients (or to learn how to spot and avoid them at all costs)” and “The Panasonic KX-TG5672 phone, which talks and slows down incoming
    conversations.”

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