The site is a place to establish your online identity. This is a screen grab from Josiane Pilon’s page. For the last three-and-a-half years, Eric Chandler has been teaching a selection of ten courses in communications, marketing and public relations in New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional […]

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Who did you contact to receive Advanced Reader Copies?

Random House:
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Disney Hyperion:

Rihanna’s new music has been horrible and she is losing my interest with every slanted wig she wears now. I don’t care to listen to Pretty Girls more than once and I don’t like recent Britney work so she’s done and I just don’t want to see Beyoncé for a while because of overexposure and the media and public forcing herself into everyone and the whole Tidal mess. I’m ready for new stars imo

Amazing how “unnamed sources” nearly always clear cops right about the same time public scrutiny reaches a peak:

“As we enter a new journalistic era in which ubiquitous video allows us to check the assertions of authority figures against footage of the actual event in question, it’s worth reconsidering some habits and conventions of traditional reporting that have led to public embarrassments in recent days and weeks.

We now know, for instance, thanks to cellphone footage, that the late South Carolina man Walter Scott was shot in the back while fleeing, not in the midst of a scuffle with an officer, as police had claimed. Before video of the killing was made public, the local media had little to go on other than the word of police, and the coverage as a result painted a picture that was wildly different than the one we’d all witness later.

Or take The Washington Post, which on Wednesday night ran with a big scoop: that an unnamed prisoner in the van with Freddie Gray told investigators Gray was “intentionally trying to injure himself.” But the story quickly unraveled. First of all, Gray in the citizen video already appeared injured as police loaded him into the van. Second, Baltimore’s police chief had previously said the other prisoner had described Gray as mostly calm on the ride. Third, Gray’s injuries, medical experts said, could not have been self-inflicted, but instead were consistent with a high-speed crash.

And the day after the story ran, the prisoner himself came forward to say on the record that Gray had only made a little noise. “They trying to make it seem like I told them that, I made it like Freddie Gray did that to himself. Why the fuck would he do that to himself?” Danta Allen told WJZ.

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Anyone who has doubts about how well Karon does her job only need look at BC's meteoric rise in the media and public's attention; yes, it was propelled by Sherlock but Karon manages all of his media (except when HW Co. managed TIG and she was still there for those interviews as well). She arranges the interviews, photoshoots, manages his time in every one of those hundreds of interviews for the films (she is right in the room in each), manages his time on red carpets. She is exceptional.


On Friday, we’ll be airing a very special episode of Sesame Street.

A hurricane has swept through Sesame Street and everyone is working together to clean up the neighborhood. When Big Bird checks on his home, he is heartbroken to find that the storm has destroyed his nest. Big Bird’s friends and neighbors gather to show their support and let him know they can fix his home, but it will take time. 

While everyone on Sesame Street spends the next few days cleaning up and making repairs, Big Bird still has moments where he is sad, angry, and confused. His friends help him cope with his emotions by talking about what happened, drawing pictures together, and giving him lots of hugs. They also comfort Big Bird by offering him temporary places he can eat, sleep, and play. Big Bird remembers all the good times he had at his nest and realizes that once it is rebuilt, there are more good times and memories to come. Finally the day has come where most of the repairs to Big Bird’s home are done and his nest is complete. As he is about to try it out, though, the city nest inspector says it not safe, yet, because the mud isn’t dry. Big Bird is sad that he has to wait another day, but Snuffy comes to the rescue and blows the nest dry and he passes the test! Big Bird thanks everyone for being his friend and helping to rebuild his nest and his home.

Please check your local listings to see what time the episode will air on PBS. (via

Mr. Rogers, the remix.

As we all know and are excited for, November is Native American Heritage Month! How do you plan on celebrating?

To embrace this time of year check your local PBS listings to view Native Stories such as “Standing Bear’s Footsteps”, “GRAB”, “Racing the Rez”, “Sun Kissed”, “Smokin’ Fish”, “The Thick Dark Fog” and “Barking Water”!

Jim Lehrer’s MacNeil / Lehrer Editorial Guidelines.

They are as follows:

Do nothing I cannot defend.
Cover, write, and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.
Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.
Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am.
Assume the same about all people on whom I report.
Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise.
Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything.
Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions.
No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously.
And finally, I am not in the entertainment business.


Jim Lehrer  (link to the news today)

(reposting our first ever Tumblr post. I think it is fitting ^TG)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is joining NPR!

It’s official: starting in April, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will be distributed by National Public Radio! This is the culmination of months and months of meetings, negotiations and planning, and we’re so, so proud to make it public today. (And so, so proud of the sweet illustration that we just made (above).)

We’re excited to be joining forces with the big dogs in public radio, and excited that we’ll no longer have to spend like half of every conversation at every cocktail party explain the complicated square-rectangle relationship between “public radio” and “NPR.” (From now on, we can just be all, “yup, I do a show on NPR.” It’s gonna be great.)

We’ll be on the same team as our all-time favorites like Terry Gross and Brooke Gladstone, and our new jack favorites like Glynn Washington and Jad Abumrad. It’s an ideal situation.

If you’re a longstanding Bullseye listener, you’ve got nothing to worry about. The show will continue to be produce independently by, but now we’ll also have the cachet and manpower of NPR helping us to bring it to public radio stations around the country. Our hope is that this partnership will mean a better show, better guests and a bigger station lineup.

This is the next chapter in a story that started at my college radio station when I was 19. Twelve years later, I think our show is the best it’s ever been, and now we’re in position to take advantage of that fact.

As a great American once said… haters don’t be mad, ‘cause it’s all about progression… loiterers should be arrested.

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The cast of 30 Rock won’t stop until they all have a public radio show. First Alec Baldwin on WNYC, and now Tina Fey is host of The Kitchen Sister’s “The Hidden World of Girls.”

Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey comes to Public Radio to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. From the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah, Tina Fey takes us around the world into the secret life of girls and the women they become. Sound-rich, evocative, funny, and powerful–stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities. Of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide. These specials are produced by Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva), in collaboration with NPR reporters and foreign correspondents, independent producers and listeners around the world.