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PRNewser on Morning Media Menu (Again)

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PRNewser was a guest again today on our Morning Media Menu podcast with GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven.

We talked about some of the changes and challenges the PR industry is facing and if there is more coverage of the industry than in the past. Then Jason asked, “Do PR agencies have PR people?” To which we responded, “Of course!”

We also discussed the day’s biggest media headlines, including: author Dan Brown selling one million books in a single day and The Wall Street Journal raising mobile app subscription prices.

You can listen to all the past podcasts archived at mediabistro.com or download episodes for free on iTunes.

PRNewser on Morning Media Menu

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Yours truly co-hosted today’s Morning Media Menu podcast with GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Our guest today was Ethan Brown, a freelance journalist and author of “Shake the Devil Off.”

Brown discussed his new book, which investigates an grisly 2006 murder case involving an Iraq War veteran who killed his girlfriend and committed suicide in New Orleans. We also discussed Arianna Huffington‘s new books site, the media’s coverage of the Iraq War, and Rupert Murdoch‘s thoughts about the future of print.

You can listen to all the past podcasts archived at mediabistro.com or download episodes for free on iTunes.

Dan Baum on Getting Hired and Fired from the New Yorker, Via Twitter

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The dream assignment for many a reporter, a staff gig at the New Yorker, doesn’t come easy. It took former staff writer Dan Baum seventeen years to break in.

Now, he’s highlighted the story of getting hired and fired from the New Yorker, all via Twitter. One of our favorite passages, “I’d worked for The Wall Street Journal, and found that people were way more eager to return calls from Rolling Stone. A friend explained it this way: If you get quoted in The Wall Street Journal, you might get rich. If you get quoted in Rolling Stone, you might get laid.”

And this little bit about the job description: “…there’s no health insurance, no 401K, and most of all, no guarantee of a job beyond one year. My gig was a straight dollars-for-words arrangement: 30,000 words a year for $90,000. And the contract was year-to-year.”

Read the full thing here. GalleyCat’s Jason Boog gives his take here. If anything, this is good publicity for Baums’ recently released book, NINE LIVES: Death and Life in New Orleans.

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