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As readers of this online column know, in my 15th summer I apprenticed as an unpaid intern at the Ivoryton, Conn. summer playhouse. I spent 12 splendid weeks working like a demon for no money, doing whatever I was told to do. Most important of all, I learned how to write a press release and my first effort for the playhouse ran verbatim in The Middletown Press. Imagine seeing something you wrote at age 15 appearing in print! It was thrilling. That internship changed my life. It was then I decided to become a writer.
The Nielsen Co. is expanding its definition of television and will introduce a comprehensive plan to capture all video viewing including broadband, Xbox and iPads, several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The decision to expand beyond traditional TV ratings measurement came out of a meeting in New York on Tuesday of the What Nielsen Measures Committee, a group that has been meeting for nearly a year. The committee is composed of representatives from major TV networks, local TV stations, cable TV networks, advertising agencies and some big brand advertisers. The decisions made by the committee are not binding, but
The Whoring of American Journalism Jan. 5, 2006: Vol. 1, Issue No. 58 IN THE NEWS Surgery Journal Threatens Ban For Authors' Hidden Conflicts With conflicts of interest increasingly casting doubt on the credibility of medical research, a leading surgery journal is cracking down on authors who fail to disclose links to industry, threatening to temporarily blacklist them. --David Armstrong, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 28, 2005 Column Space is Up for Sale The newspaper industry, which has had a worse year than the Eagles, took an embarrassing hit earlier this month when a syndicated columnist for the Copley News Service—someone whose work