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Iran’s President Woos U.S. Media Outlets

rouhaniThe new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is in New York City for the annual UN General Assembly meeting.

Along the way, he has been holding something of a media tour for U.S. outlets, talking to NBC’s Ann Curry and CNN/ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. Rouhani is slated to appear on PBS’ “Charlie Rose” tonight, with excerpts airing tomorrow on “CBS This Morning.”

This morning, according to Politico’s Dylan Byers, Rouhani hosted a veritable “Who’s who” of the U.S. media establishment in New York. Rouhani addressed the question of why he did not meet with President Obama while he was at the UNGA.

Also in attendance at the meeting were  ABC News president Ben Sherwood and anchor Diane Sawyer, Bloomberg News editor-in-chief Matt Winkler; CNN president Jeff Zucker and host Fareed Zakaria; Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose; Nation publisher and editor Katrina vanden Heuvel; New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., executive editor Jill Abramson, and columnist Tom Friedman; NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell; PBS host Gwen Ifill; POLITICO Magazine editor Susan Glasser; Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen Adler; Time Magazine managing editor Nancy Gibbs; and Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron and columnist David Ignatius.

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New York Times Editor: ‘Our Goal is Not to Become an Online TV station’

Jill Abramson, the New York Times‘ executive editor, has been answering reader questions online this week. Abramson has discussed source anonymity and the coverage of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, as well as answering a series of questions about the Times’ recent investment in video:

Q. Why all the new investment in video? Is The Times on its way to becoming a online TV station?— John Nolan, Morton Grove, IL

A. News stories can now be told across many platforms and the information our journalists collect can be presented in many different forms. The question I often ask as executive editor is: What is the most powerful way to tell a story or deliver information? Video is certainly an increasingly important platform for Times journalism. Our goal is not to become an online TV station, but to create video that enables our readers and audience to “watch The Times” as well as “read The Times.”

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Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour, Greta Van Susteren Among ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’

Forbes released this year’s list of the “100 Most Powerful Women,” and women in media are very well-represented. Among TV news personalities, “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer placed 23rd, right behind her bosses’ boss, Disney/ABC entertainment group president Anne Sweeney.

ABC News and CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour placed 53rd overall, while Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren was 94th.

Other media types on the list included New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson at number five, Oprah Winfrey at 11 and Arianna Huffington at 29.

You can check out the full list from Forbes, here.

‘Sunday Morning’ Profiles Timeswoman

In the wake of her paper’s announcement of its latest round of buy-out offers, Jill Abramson will be profiled on “CBS Sunday Morning” tomorrow. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with the new New York Times’ Executive Editor about becoming the paper’s first female executive editor. “I’m very conscious of the past battles that woman journalists waged to rise up in their newsroom and that happened here at the Times, too,” Abramson tells Braver.

“It would be nice to think we would get to the point where it wasn’t so remarkable when a woman rose to the top job at an important institution. But we aren’t there yet.”