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Land $2 Per Word at O, The Oprah Magazine

After launching in 2000 through a partnership with Hearst, O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine has amassed a dozen ASME nods and won numerous accolades. Although it has some heavy newsstand competition, O‘s health editor Jihan Thompson said the pub differentiates itself in its service to readers: “[O] really has this positive, uplifting tone that I find is really the mission of the magazine.”

About half of the pub’s content is freelance written and, lucky for you enterprising scribes, the pub is now accepting pitches for many of its sections. Get details on what to pitch, plus contact info for editors in How To Pitch: O, The Oprah Magazine. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

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Lori Greiner Talks About the Oprah Effect and What Inventors Need to Be Successful

Lori Greiner knows firsthand the power of Oprah Winfrey to sell product.

In part two of our conversation with Greiner, the “Queen of QVC” and regular on ABC’s “Shark Tank” tells SocialTimes editor Devon Glenn what happens when one of your products makes the list of Oprah’s favorite things, how every inventor thinks they have the greatest thing in the world and what they need to do to make sure they’re right.

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Ho, Ho, Harpo. Oprah at the WH Holiday Special

This Sunday, December 13th, Oprah Winfrey‘s primetime special “Christmas at the White House” airs at 10/9CT on ABC.

Politico‘s Partylicious Pool Report

Perhaps the most “unique” pool report ever was distributed by Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson last night from the White House State Dinner. All of the “fabulousness” is posted below.

My favorite parts? The self-pimp and “shout out” near the end.

From: Nia-Malika Henderson
Sent: Tue Nov 24 22:40:53 2009
Subject: Final Booksellers Pool…

Apologies for this delayed report.

Pooler stood patiently for two hours and saw State Dinner arrivals in booksellers area, and there was too much fabulousness to describe in detail here. So here are the greatest moments and a few broad details.

Lots of saris tonight (and probably one too many pantsuits according to some witnesses who will not be named here), and lots of people who didn’t quite get the “stand here and pose” thing down.

Best Sari goes to Semonti Stephens who wore one of the dresses from her Spring wedding. A red number with gold jewelry from Calcutta.

Best Wardrobe malfunction goes to Bob Casey whose cumberband slithered from his waist to the floor.

Best Look goes to Speaker Nancy Pelosi who when Robin Givhan asked her “Is your gown Armani?”…Pelosi shot her a disapproving stare and rolled her eyes a bit–i.e. Pelosi to Givhan: Drop Dead. (No answer to Givhan’s follow up question which was “What was that look?!”)

Biggest Celebs: Steven Spielberg, Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood (together but not an item). Also, fyi, some stars are shorter, more wrinkled, not as hot in person. Underwood. Hotter.

Honorable mention for biggest star: Gayle King, sans bff Oprah Winfrey.

Best Dressed Billionaire: Mayor Michael Bloomberg sporting red bow tie.

Best attempt at self-deprecation goes to NBC’s Brian Williams who strolled in before movie mogul David Geffen, said “hello press,” and then: “I grew up a busboy in New Jersey so I have to resist the urge to clean up.”

Best random uttering about a guest: Oh my god, a real housewife!(See Real Housewives of DC for more info)….

Best shout out to colleague: Helene CooperTom Friedman you better stop!”

Finally a big thank you to my colleagues and honorary poolers, Amie Parnes and Kendra Marr. And shameless promotion for POLITICO..see this link for more details on the bookstore arrivals…

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/0911/obama_red_carpet.html

This 11-Year-Old Probably Has Gotten More Access Than You

Unless you’re the AP’s Jennifer Loven, 11-year-old Damon Weaver has probably gotten more questions in to President Obama than you have.

Weaver interviewed the President late last week at the White House, focusing, fittingly, on education. The young reporter from Florida even did a press avail on the South Lawn afterwards, appearing on the morning shows and cablers.

Weaver has quite the resume tape. He’s already interviewed politicos like Vice President (then presidential candidate) Joe Biden, Colin Powell and Caroline Kennedy, Hollywood stars like Samuel Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker and has reversed the mic on some of our own, including David Gregory, Larry King, Megyn Kelly, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

Looking for a fall intern? Little Weaver’s probably over-qualified.

President Obama Cracks Up RTCA Dinner Audience, But Not As Much As He Cracks Himself Up

President Obama was certainly a hit with the RTCA dinner audience on Friday night, cracking jokes at the expense of Chuck Todd, Brian Williams and Wolf Blitzer– but no seemed to laugh as hard as the President himself.

Check out some of his best lines:

• I have to admit, though, it wasn’t easy coming up with fresh material for this dinner. A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning, trying to figure out exactly what to say. Finally, when I couldn’t get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought.

Now, the truth is, Brian Williams is actually a terrible house guest. He put an empty milk carton back in the fridge. He leaves his wet towels all over the Roosevelt Room. We’re pretty sure he clogged the toilet and didn’t tell anybody.

• It’s good to see a number of hardworking correspondents here tonight. Journalists like Chuck Todd. I think I spotted Chuck over there somewhere. At this dinner, Chuck embodies the best of both worlds: He has the rapid-fire style of a television correspondent, and the facial hair of a radio correspondent.

Mika Brzezinski is here, I believe, in the house. Mika and I have a lot in common. We both have partners named Joe who used to be in Congress and don’t know when to stop talking.

Wolf Blitzer is here. He’s the only man — the only other man in America with his own Situation Room. People assume that mine is cooler, but this is not the case. As hard as we’ve tried, we have not been able to generate the bandwidth necessary to turn Larry Summers into a hologram. We can’t do it.

One joke that didn’t go over so well for the President- “But you probably wouldn’t understand the concept of troubled industries, working as you do in the radio and television.” That drew some boos, to which the President responded, “Oh — we don’t joke about that, huh? That’s not funny,” with a huge grin.

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Some Of DC’s Most Influential Party With Time‘s

Time convened some of the most influential people in the world last night at the 6th annual gala celebrating the 100 Most Influential list. The black-tie party was held at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center in NYC.

First Lady Michelle Obama, a Time 100 honoree, made remarks at the gala and sat at a table with Oprah Winfrey, Time managing editor Rick Stengel, Gayle King and Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief John Huey.

Attendees hailing from DC included President Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Van Jones (both TIME 100 honorees), plus White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and social secretary Desiree Rogers. And from the media world: Chris Matthews, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Charlie Rose, to name a few.

Photo of Jon Favreau with Oprah courtesy of Wire Image

Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander is making up for lost time. He says in Sunday’s paper, “A broken system is being fixed.” Corrections dating back to 2007 and 2008 have appeared in the paper the past few weeks to correct a problem at the paper Alexander addressed about a month ago- a backlog of hundreds of requests going back five years.

• The nonpartisan research group Center for Media and Public Affairs along with California’s Chapman University released a study that found the nightly newscasts devoted 27 hours, 44 minutes to Pres. Obama’s presidency in his first 50 days. That compares to 7 hours, 42 minutes for Pres. George W. Bush and 15 hours, 2 minutes for Pres. Bill Clinton during the first 50 days of their first terms. And not only has Obama gotten more coverage, but that coverage has been more positive than his predecessors. TVNewser has more here.

• MSNBC’s Hardball booker Querry Robinson is profiled by Politico today. “He knows everybody, and he has a Rolodex that doesn’t quit,” says frequent “Hardball” guest Steve McMahon.

• We told you last week a hacker was influencing Time’s annual 100 list. Well, congrats today to 4Chan founder, Moot, won Time.com’s World Most Influential poll, beating Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie among others to take the “honor.” WebNewser has reaction from Time.com managing editor here.

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Morning Reading List 04.16.09

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Its day 87 covering the Obama administration and week 11 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS | REVOLVING DOOR

NEWSPAPERS

Tribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Sam Zell said his heavily leveraged 2007 acquisition of the company was “a mistake.” “By definition, if you bought something and it’s now worth a great deal less, you made a mistake and I’m more than willing to say I made a mistake,” Zell said.

WSJ, one of the few newspapers that charges for content online, released an app for the iPhone yesterday which sets their content free, poking another hole in one of the Internet’s oldest pay walls.

TV

On TVNewser, how the cablers covered the tea parties here and how evening news did here.

Is Glenn Beck the right’s Keith Olbermann? From the AP, “‘If Charlie Rose was the way to get your point across, Charlie Rose would have higher ratings,” Beck said in an interview less than two hours after putting away the gas can.”

“Channel 4 doesn’t have a pulse.” -ABC 7 anchor Gordon Peterson, overheard by Yeas & Nays, responding to Capitol Police officers who joked that he constantly sets off the magnetometer, even though it never happens to Channel 4 anchors and reporters.

WaPo: Oprah Winfrey is in the clear: Inviting then-Sen. Barack Obama onto her show last year did not amount to a political donation to his presidential campaign, the Federal Election Commission has ruled.

ONLINE

Ashton Kutcher has challenged CNN to a popularity contest on Twitter. The celebrity and the network are racing to get 1 million followers on the micro-blogging site. If he wins, Kutcher says he will “ding-dong ditch” CNN founder Ted Turner‘s house.

MoDo on Google here and Katie Couric on Twitter here.

NEWS NOTES

Slate’s Jack Shafer: “I personally don’t like the way the Huff Post ‘showcases’ the work of other journalists, but I don’t get heated about it, either. Borrowing, sponging, lifting, scrounging, leaching, pinching, and outright theft of other publications’ work is firmly in the American journalistic tradition.”

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JOBS and REVOLVING DOOR after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 12.09.08

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Good morning, Washington. What DC street is this? Email us with your best guess and we’ll include correct guessers in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List.

Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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