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House Approves $50 Million in Stimulus Funds for NEA

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.30.09

The House of Representatives approved on Wednesday fifty million dollars in supplemental grants funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the $819 billion economic stimulus bill put forward by president Barack Obama.

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And Then There Was One: Washington Post Ends Stand-Alone Book Review

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.29.09

The Washington Post announced yesterday that it will shutter the print version of Book World, the stand-alone book review section of its Sunday edition, and move reviews to two other sections of the paper.

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Former HMH Publisher Hired by Riverhead

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.28.09

A little more than a month after Rebecca Saletan resigned as senior vice president and publisher of adult trade books at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), the experienced editor has been hired as editorial director of Riverhead Books.

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Poets Chronicle Obama's First One Hundred Days

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.28.09

As the nation watches president Barack Obama during his first one hundred days in office, poets from across the country have begun to contribute their responses—in verse—to the new presidency on the blog Starting Today: Poems for the First One Hundred Days. 

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Editor of Publishers Weekly Among Those Laid Off in Reed Restructuring

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.27.09

The magazine that has been diligently reporting the rising number of layoffs in the publishing industry has been hit with a high-profile layoff of its own. Sara Nelson, the editor in chief of Publishers Weekly, the industry's leading trade magazine, was recently laid off as part of a restructuring by the publication's parent company, Reed Business Information.

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Harper’s Names New Books Columnist

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.26.09

Harper’s Magazine announced earlier this month that Benjamin Moser will begin writing the magazine’s New Books column in the May issue.

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