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Royal biographer, journalist and celebrity Wrangler Diane Clehane dies – WWD

Royal biographer, journalist and publicist Diane Clehane died on Monday. Clehane, 61, was undergoing treatment for an illness, according to a Facebook post from her husband Jim Donovan. The cause of death at White Plains Hospital was not immediately known Tuesday, according to a family spokesperson. Funeral services will be …

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Mystery solved? FBI arrests suspect in manuscript theft scam

Margaret Atwood, pictured in 2019, was allegedly the target of an alleged scam to steal unpublished manuscripts NEW YORK — A mystery that has rocked the literary world for years — the theft of hundreds of unpublished manuscripts by distinguished authors — may finally be about to be solved. In …

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FBI arrests suspect in unpublished manuscript phishing scam

A man has been arrested in connection with a phishing scam that stole and attempted to steal hundreds of unpublished book manuscripts from authors including Margaret Atwood and Ethan Hawke. As reported by The New York Times, Filippo Bernardini, 29, an Italian citizen, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday …

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Joan Didion, American journalist and author, dies at 87

Joan Didion, America’s preeminent journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, has died at her home in Manhattan, New York, The New York Times reported. She was 87 years old. The cause of death was Parkinson’s disease, according to an email sent to the newspaper by Paul Bogaards, an executive at Didion’s …

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Saying goodbye to venerable journalist Herbert Hadad

Herbert Hadad, seated center, at The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville in 2019, reading his recently released book ‘Tender and Tough’. Hadad, a Pocantico Hills resident, died earlier this month at age 85. For those working in journalism, knowing and working with veteran journalist Herbert Hadad has been a special honor. …

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RTL Today – Virtual summit: US and China agree to ease visa restrictions for journalists

The United States and China agreed to ease restrictions on journalist visas shortly after a long-awaited virtual summit between their two leaders, with Beijing on Wednesday calling the move a “hard-won” achievement. Washington regularly denounces China’s deteriorating treatment of members of the American media and has taken action against Chinese …

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Meghan Markle and Princess Diana share ‘the same trajectory’, claims royal biographer

There are similarities between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana because the two struggled emotionally and mentally in the royal family, Andrew Morton said in an interview. Meghan Markle at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2018 ( Image: PA) Meghan Markle and Princess Diana share the “same trajectory” …

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NY Times reporter Kara Swisher visits Trinity College

Kara Swisher (left) and Sammi Bray ’25 (right), photo courtesy of Sammi Bray ’25 Sammi Bray ’25 Editor-in-chief “When you walk into a room, do you have any influence? Is the opening tune for Kara Swisher’s New York Times podcast, Sway. When Swisher walked into Washington Room at Mather Hall …

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Martin Sherwin, award-winning Oppenheimer biographer, dies at 84

Reviewing “American Prometheus”, Janet Maslin of the New York Times described it as “a voluminous work of scholarship and lucid insight, unifying his multifaceted portrayal with a keen understanding of the essential nature of Oppenheimer.” This nature, she wrote, expressed itself as “charm and bravado on the surface, Dostoevskian darkness …

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San Antonio playwright, poet and journalist Gregg Barrios has died aged 80

Gregg Barrios had no shortage of stories to tell. The South Texas native began writing book reviews at age 16 for his hometown newspaper, the Victoria Advocate, and went on to write for the San Antonio Express-News, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times. and Film Quarterly, among other …

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I am a biased journalist and I agree with that

Lauren Wolfe at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan (Courtesy) Since i was fired from The New York Times At the end of January, no matter what I post or say about online journalism, angry people come out of their hiding places to yell at me. They say I’m biased (usually …

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Drew Pearson, the Muckraking reporter with the Bully Pulpit

THE TIMEKEEPERLeaks, Lies and Defamation in Drew Pearson’s WashingtonBy Donald A. Ritchie In 1944, a poll of Washington journalists ranked unionized political columnist Drew Pearson first among his peers for his influence on general public opinion, and second, behind that newspaper’s Arthur Krock, for his influence in inside the national …

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Joan Schenkar, biographer of Patricia Highsmith, dies at 78

“Schenkar’s writing is witty, crisp, and light, a tremendous achievement given the immense detail of this biography,” novelist Jeanette Winterson wrote in a review of The New York Times. “Highsmith was a detail junkie. Schenkar’s method of nonlinear organization was a brilliant idea to save itself – and the reader …

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Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey accused of rape

Blake bailey Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images On Tuesday, WW publisher Norton & Company took what the new York Times described as “extraordinary response to allegations against [an] author ”: He has announced that he will permanently remove an out-of-print bestselling biography of author …

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Long-time Petaluma reporter launches first novel

In a house on Ellis Street in Petaluma, in the middle of the year, journalist, essayist and short film writer Joy Lanzendorfer sat down to write America’s next great novel. Almost two decades later, after hurricanes, tragedies and changes in the industry, this book finally hit the shelves as the …

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Rudy Giuliani’s former speechwriter calls federal government raid ‘tragic third act’ to his legal career

A former Rudy Giuliani speechwriter called Wednesday’s raid on Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment a “tragic third act” for his legal career. John Avlon, a former member of Giuliani’s staff, said he was “shocked” when he discovered that federal investigators executed a search warrant against Giuliani and seized several electronic devices from …

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Brando and Mailer biographer Peter Manso dies at age 80

Peter Manso, an enveloping biographer of Marlon Brando and Norman Mailer and journalist whose piercing talks with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward I. Koch returned to haunt them when they ran for governor of California and New York, respectively, died Wednesday at his home in Truro, Mass., on Cape Cod. He …

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CBS reporter Lesley Stahl reflects on 30 years of ’60 Minutes’

Sign up for the Swampscott Reporter newsletter. “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl described the first time she saw a career as a journalist as an eye-opening experience. The Swampscott native was 25 and worked as a researcher for New York City Mayor John Lindsay’s speechwriter. The speech-writing team’s office resided …

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How Philip Roth’s biographer captured the writer’s complicated legacy

Editor’s Note: The editor of Philip Roth: The Biography has temporarily suspended shipping and promotion of the book because its author, Blake Bailey, faces allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. Blake Bailey is out of breath, having climbed two flights of stairs trying to grab the phone before the answering …

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Royal biographer slams Martin Bashir for ‘brazen slander’ of Princess Diana

Royal biographer slams Martin Bashir for ‘brazen slander’ of Princess Diana over smear catalog he allegedly shot to land Panorama’s infamous interview Biographer Sally Bedell Smith said she was appalled by Martin Bashir Diana’s claims It has been alleged that Mr Bashir peddled 32 smears to obtain a 1995 interview …

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Who is Joe Biden’s speechwriter Vinay Reddy?

New US President Joe Biden will deliver his inaugural address on Wednesday outlining his administration’s agenda. The speech-writing team that is helping shape the project is led by an American Indian, Vinay Reddy, who served as a speechwriter for the Biden-Harris campaign and who was previously a speechwriter when Biden …

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Biden speechwriter Jon Meacham on America’s Soul Battle

Shortly after the election results were announced in key Pennsylvania state, Joe Biden delivered a victory speech announcing the need to “restore the soul of America.” “Our nation is shaped by the constant battle between our best angels and our darkest urges,” the president-elect said, barking hoarse in a Delaware …

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Famous journalist and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli reflects on Michael Jackson’s legacy

© J Randy Taraborrelli J. Randy Taraborrelli is a renowned journalist, celebrity biographer and author of over 20 books, including the 2009 bestseller Michael Jackson – The magic, the madness, the whole story. Knowing Michael since he was a child, Taraborrelli has a unique perspective on the late singer with …

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Advisor and journalist par excellence

Ken Kurson has had a fascinating career filled with experiences in some of the country’s leading newspapers including Esquire and the Commercial Observer. (Newswire.net – May 31, 2020) – Ken Kurson has had a fascinating career filled with experiences in some of the country’s leading newspapers including Squire and the …

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Report: Former Mattis speechwriter is ‘anonymous’ author and retired Navy pilot says ‘no comment’

The unnamed senior administration official who published an op-ed and a book detailing resistance within Trump’s White House was listed as a former Pentagon aide in a report released Monday. Guy Snodgrass, a retired Navy commander turned editor for former Defense Secretary James Mattis, was to be the author of …

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Music biographer of Jerry Lee Lewis and Dean Martin dies at 69 – The Hollywood Reporter

Nick Tosches, a pioneering music journalist and author of classic biographies of Jerry Lee Lewis and Dean Martin, died in New York on Sunday. He was 69 years old. Tosches’ cause of death had not been determined at press time, but he had been ill, according to a report in …

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The reporter who changed the way we think about gay America

Randy Shilts was the most important gay journalist of the twentieth century. The first openly homosexual journalist to cover homosexual issues for mainstream media, he is the author of the first biography of a gay American politician and of a gigantic and definitive book on the AIDS epidemic. Considering how …

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The Journalist Who Changed the Way We View Gay America

Randy Shilts was the most important gay journalist of the 20th century. The first openly gay journalist to cover gay issues for mainstream media, he is the author of the first biography of a gay American politician and a gigantic, definitive book on the AIDS epidemic. Considering how much he …

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Editor-in-chief and speechwriter to lecture on campus

Event details A conversation with Daniel Kurtz-Phelan Thursday January 24, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. Davenport College Common Room, 248 York Street Menu Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs and former speechwriter for Hillary Clinton, will discuss navigating her dual career in politics and journalism during a campus tour on Jan. …

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and acclaimed speechwriter Peggy Noonan to be Notre Dame’s 2019 opening speaker | News | Notre-Dame news

Peggy Noonan – Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist, speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, and author of five New York Times best-selling books – will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree at the 174th launch ceremony from the University of Notre Dame in May 19. “Peggy Noonan …

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Journalist Jodi Kantor named 2018 W&M Andrews Fellow

by Erin Zagursky | October 30, 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner will give a public lecture Jodi Kantor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who revealed the story of Harvey Weinstein, was selected in 2018 by William & Mary’s Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics. She will be on campus November 12-13 …

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Working Geek: How Chris Capossela went from Bill Gates’ speechwriter to Microsoft’s marketing manager

Chris Capossela, Microsoft Marketing Director. (Microsoft photo) About six years after starting his career at Microsoft, one of Chris Capossela’s colleagues suggested he apply for a very unusual position: speechwriter for then-CEO Bill Gates. His friend thought it would provide him with great stories. “It sounded like crazy, exciting and …

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What It Really Looked Like To Be A Speechwriter For Barack Obama | The independent

Washington is filled with political agents who inflate their importance and take credit for themselves, often where it isn’t. David Litt, who landed a dream job as a speechwriter for the Obama administration at just 24, is not that kind of agent. His new book, Thank you Obama: my hope, …

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David Litt, an Obama speechwriter who wants no credit

Washington is filled with political operatives who inflate their importance and take credit for themselves, often where it may not be. David Litt, who landed a dream job as a speechwriter for the Obama administration at just 24, is not that kind of agent. His new book, “Thanks Obama: My …

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The journalist and the voyeur

It should hardly be necessary to point out that Talese’s credibility should be less important than the rights and lives of Foos motel guests. The question is not only whether he reported accurately, but the nature of the event he was reporting. Journalistic ethics are less important than ethics. You …

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Donald Trump attacks his wife’s speechwriter

CLEVELAND – Donald J. Trump on Wednesday congratulated the long-time company employee who took responsibility for two passages of Melania Trump’s convention speech that were withdrawn from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention of 2008, but he conceded that the public admission should have taken place a day …

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Can Ben Rhodes, a 38-year-old White House speechwriter, be the second most powerful voice in American foreign policy? -Quartz

One of the hottest topics in Washington right now is the hot water the New York Times Magazine finds itself in. The cauldron involves a May 5 profile of an Obama administration official. He got fundamental facts wrong and cast ethical slanders against prominent journalists and political consultants, who were …

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Speechwriter will make you love Mark Sanford and hate the author

When I was hired to write speeches for a senator a few years ago, I knew a former White House speechwriter Reagan. His only advice: “You’ll think you were hired for your talent with words. That’s not what you’re here for, it’s a management job. You have to keep all …

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Death of William B. Ewald Jr., speechwriter and Eisenhower biographer

William B. Ewald Jr., who used his experience as an aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower to write several books that highlighted his leadership and determination, died March 16 at his home in Greenwich, Wash. Connecticut. He was 89 years old. The cause was respiratory failure, his son William B. …

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Quiñones named President Eisgruber’s speechwriter

Eric Quiñones, associate vice president for communications at Franklin & Marshall College and former editor of the Office of Communications at Princeton University, has been named speechwriter to Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber. Quiñones will assume his new role on August 21. “I’m thrilled that Eric Quiñones is returning to …

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